Global Perspectives on Human Resource Management & Employment Relations - MAN00075M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Alison Glaister
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

The module aims to enhance students’ critical engagement with and understanding of the nature and implications of international human resource management (HRM) and Employment Relations (ER).

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

To enhance students’ critical engagement with and understanding of the nature and implications of international human resource management (HRM) and Employment Relations (ER).

To critically reflect on the development of MNCs and their employment practices, evaluating and critiquing how they respond to diverse institutional pressures.

Module learning outcomes

1)Explain and critically reflect on how international organisations manage their operations in different parts of the world

2)Critically evaluate the antecedents and consequences of HR and ER practice within international organisations

3)Explain the way in which institutions shape ER and subsequent HR responses

4)Critique the role of MNCs and how they respond to international labour standards, corporate social responsibility and global union strategies.

Module content

Approaches to International/Comparative Human Resource Management

Culture in HRM

The transfer of HR practices across borders

The development of Global Leaders

Managing Knowledge in MNCs

Trade unions, Employers and Employers’ associations and Collective Bargaining in International Perspective

Employee participation and Involvement in International Perspective (e.g. Codetermination and the impact of law on voice mechanisms

EU regulation and social policy (including ICE and EWC directives)

Regulating the Multinational Corporation (International Labour Standards, CSR and Global Union Strategies)

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Global Perspectives on Human Resource Management & Employment Relations
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Global Perspectives on Human Resource Management & Employment Relations
3 hours 100

Module feedback

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks.

 

Feedback will in line with TYMS policy.

Indicative reading

Key: Edwards, T., & Rees, C. (2017). International Human Resource Management: Globalization, National Systems and Multinational Companies. (Third ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education

Frege, C.M. and Kelly J., (2013) Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy, Palgrave 

Supplementary Text: 

Lucio, Martinez. Miguel. (Ed.) (2014). International Human Resource Management: An Employment Relations Perspective. London: Sage



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