Course syllabus MRLZ - International Human Resource Management (ŠAVŠ - SS 2019/2020)

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Course title:
International Human Resource Management
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Course supervisor:
Supervising department: Department of Human Resources Management (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Time allowance:
full-time, 1/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Type of study:
Form of teaching:
lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits:
Exam (3 credits)
Course objective:
As the world is integrating, businesses locate cross-nationally, and employees and managers move through the multinational company from one country to another.
This poses important questions for the management of human resources within the firm: are local or home-based management practices, or some global set of practices, most suited to local workplaces? How do managers and employees from different countries work together? Do multinational companies act as a law unto themselves as they move around the globe, or do local states tie them down and embed them within national rules, cultures and practices?
Answers to these questions are critical to the future of work, as that future comes to reflect a more globalised workplace, with standards and ideas about authority relations, payment systems and types of recruitment drawn from different sources and not just the nation state. This course will examine these issues through practical examples, case studies and the latest research.
Course methods: Lectures, case studies, team work, role plays, self-assessments, class discussions
Course content:
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Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
-Explain the nature of the different approaches to and strategies for HRM in international business activities, and their impact on employees
Understand ethical considerations which face human resource professionals and line managers as they relate to employee rights and employer responsibilities
Understand the implications of changes in the global organisation of firms and the international workforce for HRM policy choices
Understand the key analytical concepts and models in international HRM

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures
12 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials
12 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation
12 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work
36 h
     Preparation for final test12 h
84 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
30 %
Term paper
30 %
Final test40 %
Total100 %
Course completion:
Active participation on lectures and seminars - 30 pts
Term paper - 30 pts
Final test - 40 pts
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
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Reading list:
Language of instruction: English
FESTING, M. -- ENGLE, A. -- DOWLING, P. International Human Resource Management: Managing People in a Multinational Context (7th ed.) . London: Routledge, 2017. ISBN 978-1-4737-1902-6.

Language of instruction: English
ARMSTRONG, M. -- TAYLOR, S. Armstrong's handbook of human resource management practice. 13th ed. London: Kogan Page, 2014. ISBN 978-0-7494-6964-1.

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: WS 2020/2021, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019 (and older)
Course tutor:
Vidhu Maggu, MBA, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Teaching language: English

Last modification made by Mgr. Luděk Švejdar on 02/10/2020.

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