Strategic Human Resource Management

Unit code: BMO5572 | Study level: Postgraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
Victoria University Online
N/A
Overview
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Overview

This unit critically examines the extent to which human resource management is strategic to organizational success in a global context. Alternative models of business strategy and the integration of human resource management are considered. The changing external environment of globalization and competition and the resultant restructuring of industries, labour markets and organizations is analysed so that the factors influencing managerial choice and employee choice in relation to the different strategies can be assessed. There will be a focus on strategic international human resource management and the issues facing organizations that operate in the international environment.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically appraise the key differences between domestic and international human resource management;
  2. Hypothesise the strategic advantages attainable from effective international human resource management;
  3. Evaluate and exemplify contextual factors that influence international human resource management practice; and
  4. Critically reflect on the important change in the professional role of the Human Resource Manager brought about by globalisation.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 10%
Proposal for development of final report
Assessment type: Essay
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Grade: 40%
Critical application of theory and concepts
Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 50%
International Strategic HRM Report (35%) and presentation (15%)

Other locations

For students studying at Victoria University Online
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 10%
The effects of globalisation on the role of the HR manager
Assessment type: Annotated Bibliography
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Grade: 40%
Contextual factors that influence HRM practices
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 50%
Strategic HRM plan for an organisation

Required reading

International Human Resource Management : Policies and Practices for Multinational Enterprises,
Tarique, I., Briscoe, D. R., & Schuler, R. S. (2015)| Taylor & Francis Group

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