HRMT20025 - International Human Resource Management
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides an international dimension to the study of Human Resource Management (HRM). The unit studies the complexity of HRM functions, operations, policies and practices when they are conducted across organisations in various countries and international contexts. The unit is designed to raise, study and analyse the types of issues that will challenge a HR practitioner who is tasked with employing and deploying employees (particularly managerial employees) in different organisational settings in different countries. If you have successfully completed the unit HRMT20022 you should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite: HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The teaching team delivered a good, relevant course. Course Evaluations Regular contact and communication within the teaching team will continue to deliver successful learning outcomes in this course.
There is confusion among the student cohort over the relevance of employment relations to human resource management. Course Evaluations and feedback from a member of the teaching team. The relationship between employment relations and human resource management will need to be clarified for students.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. explain and discuss the theories that inform the study of International Human Resource Management;
  2. discuss and assess the objectives of International Human Resource Management;
  3. critically analyse the significance of organisations adopting International Human Resource Management policies and practices;
  4. critically evaluate the significance of the development of International Human Resource Management policies and practices to HRM; and
  5. identify and critically evaluate the most important issues that impact on the practice of International Human Resource Management.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Examination

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills      
4. Research
5. Self-management      
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination    

Prescribed Textbooks

International human resource management
Author/s: Dowling, PJ, Festing, M & Engle, AD Year: 2013
Edition: 6th edn Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
City: Andover State: Hampshire.
Country: United Kingdom
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here), OR American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorGordon Stewart (G.Stewart@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to Global HRM

Chapter 1

Week 2 13-03-2017

The Cultural Context of IHRM

Chapter 2

Week 3 20-03-2017

Sourcing human resources for global markets – staffing, recruitment and selection

Chapter 5

Week 4 27-03-2017

International industrial relations and the global institutional context

Chapter 9

Week 5 03-04-2017

The organizational context

Chapter 3

Essay Due Thursday (06 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

IHRM in Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions, International Alliances and SMEs

Chapter 4

Week 7 24-04-2017

Sourcing human resources for global markets – staffing, recruitment and selection

Chapter 5

Week 8 01-05-2017

International industrial relations and the global institutional context

Chapter 9

Week 9 08-05-2017

International Performance Management

Chapter 6

Report Due Thursday (11 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

International Training, Development & Careers

Chapter 7

Week 11 22-05-2017

International compensation

Chapter 8

Week 12 29-05-2017

IHRM Trends and Future Challenges

Chapter 10

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Essay
Task Description

Identify and discuss the human resource management issues that a HR Manager in Melbourne would have to consider when relocating a manager from Australia to manage a subsidiary branch of an Australian multinational organisation that is located in London in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, assess the human resource management and employment relations issues that will impact on the working life of this manager in the United Kingdom. (20 marks)

Word Length: 1500-2000 words

Please note that information that is relevant to this essay will be posted on the course website.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Thursday (06-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017)
Assignments will be returned upon completion of the marking and moderation process.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

A pass student will have referenced their paper poorly, and description will dominate. Better referencing and some analysis will lead to a credit, while the distinction students will have referenced and analysed the question well. They will be separated from the HD student because of their failure to argue a case in answer to the question consistently throughout the course of their paper.

A detailed criteria sheet is available on the unit Moodle website.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. explain and discuss the theories that inform the study of International Human Resource Management;

2. discuss and assess the objectives of International Human Resource Management;

3. critically analyse the significance of organisations adopting International Human Resource Management policies and practices;

4. critically evaluate the significance of the development of International Human Resource Management policies and practices to HRM; and

5. identify and critically evaluate the most important issues that impact on the practice of International Human Resource Management.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Report
Task Description

You are a HR Manager who is employed at the Altona manufacturing plant of Toyota Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corporation. Your organisation has decided to relocate in 2017 a manager from its Melbourne plant to a sister plant in the United States of America. You are asked to write a background briefing report for this manager outlining the employment relations and human resource management issues that will impact on the working life of this manager in the United States of America (40 marks).

Word Length: 2500-3000 words

Please note that information that is relevant to this report will be posted on the course website.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Thursday (11-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Assignments will be returned upon completion of the marking and moderation process.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

The markers of the report will pay particular attention in their marking to the extent to which papers are referenced, analyse and critically discuss the evidence, and answer the question. Purely descriptive and poorly referenced papers will not receive high marks.

A detailed criteria sheet is available on the unit Moodle website.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. critically analyse the significance of organisations adopting International Human Resource Management policies and practices;

4. critically evaluate the significance of the development of International Human Resource Management policies and practices to HRM; and

5. identify and critically evaluate the most important issues that impact on the practice of International Human Resource Management.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. explain and discuss the theories that inform the study of International Human Resource Management;

2. discuss and assess the objectives of International Human Resource Management;

3. critically analyse the significance of organisations adopting International Human Resource Management policies and practices;

4. critically evaluate the significance of the development of International Human Resource Management policies and practices to HRM; and

5. identify and critically evaluate the most important issues that impact on the practice of International Human Resource Management.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility


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