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International Workplace Relations (8034.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Management



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    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178076) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166998) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154540) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145443) - View

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    This unit analyses theories and issues in human resource management and industrial relations across countries, and those that pertain to organisations when operating internationally, including Management of the workforce in international organisations.Policies and practices that support the strategy and structure of international organisations. Balancing MNC policies and their adaption to local country practices.Complying with international regulations in the management of labour.Management of expatriates and a multicultural workforce.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate and develop a familiarity with a critical and comparative analysis of major social and corporate issues impacting on organisations and workplace globally;

    2. Understand the relationships between organisational factors (such as strategy and structure), external factors (such as legal and political systems, culture and competition), and International HRM policies and practices adopted by MNEs;

    3. Investigate the nature of HRM and IR policies and practices in a comparative overview of countries, and relate these to national contexts and implications for MNE operations;

    4. Critically evaluate the literature in the field of international HRM and IR, and apply theoretical and empirical research findings to the analysis of cases;

    5. Describe key differences between International HRM in MNEs and HRM in organisations operating domestically;

    6. Demonstrate an understanding of specific demands placed on the HR activities of recruitment and selection, performance management, training and development, and remuneration when managing expatriate employees and local employees in different national contexts;

    7. Develop an appreciation of potential IHRM future trends and the impact and implications on the practices of MNEs; and

    8. Demonstrate basic competencies in the written and oral presentation of academic work.

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    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.


    4207 Introduction to Management OR 9525 Principles of Management

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