Module Details

Module Code: HRM B8Z02
Full Title: International HRM
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Anne Kierans
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the field of International HRM and to provide students with the knowledge to enable them contribute to the solutions to international human resource management problems.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Critically evaluate the impact of different international perspectives and country cultural contexts on human resource management strategies, practices and policies.
MLO2 Compare the different staffing options available to multinational corporations.
MLO3 Identify different forms of international assignments, explain the international assignment process and critically evaluate the success of an international transfer.
MLO4 Discuss the global challenges to multinational corporations in developing and implementing equality, diversity and work-life balance strategies.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module Indicative Content
Approaches to International HRM
Review of IHRM Approaches; the concept of HRM and International HRM; the factors which affect HRM approaches internationally and the implications of change for IHRM approaches.
Culture and Cross-Culture Management
Studies on culture in management; positivist views; interpretive views; critical views: cultural difference and cross-border mergers and acquisition performance.
Comparative Human Resource Management
Globalization and HRM; the importance of context; differences in HRM practice.
International Assignments
Motives for international transfers; alternative forms of international assignments; the international assignment process; dimensions of international assignment success.
Multinational Companies and the Host Country Environment
Varieties of host country environments; sustainability of divergent employment arrangements; understanding how MNCs act in diverse host country environments; host country effects on IHRM practices of MNC subsidiaries.
Training and Development: Developing Global Leaders and Expatriates
Training and development in the global environment; defining the term global leader; tasks associated with global leadership; the competencies of global leaders; limitations of global leadership development programmes; cross-cultural training and development for expatriates; the effectiveness of cross-cultural training for expatriates.
Global and Local Resourcinig
Review of HR competencies approach; external labour market changes and internal strategic choice; capitalist market economies; socialist market economies.
Global Performance Management
Key components of PMSs; factors affecting PMSs; culture and PMSs; PMS for expatriates.
Total rewards in the International Context
Complexities faced by IHR managers; international total rewards objectives for the MNC; newer forms of international assignments; key components of global total rewards programmes; approaches to international compensation; repatriation issues; international trends in global total rewards.
Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management in the Global Context
Labour laws and government policy intervention; employer strategy and discrimination; diversity management and organizational performance; diversity management in the global context; work-life balance; international labour standards and decent work.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
Final Examination60.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 1
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Group case study analysis and presentation
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 11 Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Group case study analysis and presentation
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
n/a
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Depending on the circumstances, the repeat will comprise either an individual or a group case study analysis and presentation. The repeat will take place in week 13.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Reiche, Sebastian; Harzing, Anne-Wil; Tenzer, Helene. (2019), International Human Resource Management, 5th Edition. Sage Publications.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Garavan, T. N., McCarthy, A. M., Morley, M.J.. (2018), Global Human Resource Development, Regional and Country Perspectives, Routledge.
  • Brunt, C.. (2016), Human Resource Management in International NGOs, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Dickmann, M., Suutair, V. and Wurtz, O.. (2018), The Management of Global Careers, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Latukha, M.. (2018), Talent Management in Global Organisations, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Dowling, P.J.. (2017), International Human Resource Management, 7th Edition. Cengage Learning.
  • Wintersberger, Daniel. (2017), International Human Resource Management, A Case Study Approach, Kogan Page.
  • Kandula, S. R.. (2018), International Human Resource Management, Sage.
  • Reiche, B.S., Gunter, K.S., Mendanhall, M.E. and Oddou, G.R.. (2016), Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management, 6th Edition. Routledge.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources