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