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HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management
International Human Resource Management
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Dowling, PJ, Festing, M & Engle, AD 2017, International human resource management, 7th edn, Cengage Learning EMEA, Andover, Hampshire. ISBN 9781473719026

General Information

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
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite: HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

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

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

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

Assessment Grading

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

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 from Unit Evaluations

Feedback

Various members of the teaching team were commended for their teaching.

Recommendation

Communication between the Unit Coordinator and the teaching team will be maintained to ensure that a consistent standard is achieved.

Unit Learning Outcomes
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 Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

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
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

International human resource management

Edition: 6th edn (2013)
Authors: Dowling, PJ, Festing, M & Engle, AD
Cengage Learning EMEA
Andover Andover , Hampshire. , United Kingdom
ISBN: 978-1-4080-3209-1
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing styles below:

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Gordon Stewart Unit Coordinator
g.stewart@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 10 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Introduction to Global HRM

Chapter

Chapter 1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 17 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

The Cultural Context of IHRM

Chapter

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 24 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Sourcing Human Resources for Global Markets – Staffing, Recruitment, and Selection

Chapter

Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 31 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

International Industrial Relations and the Global Institutional Context

Chapter

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 07 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

The Organizational Context

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Essay Due: Week 5 Thursday (10 Aug 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 14 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 21 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

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

Chapter

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 28 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Sourcing Human Resources for Global Markets – Staffing, Recruitment, and Selection

Chapter

Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

International Industrial Relations and the Global Institutional Context

Chapter

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

International Performance Management

Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Report Due: Week 9 Thursday (14 Sept 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 18 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

International Training, Development, Careers, and Talent

Chapter

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

International Compensation

Chapter

Chapter 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 02 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

IHRM Trends and Future Challenges

Chapter

Chapter 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 09 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 16 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

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 Seoul in South Korea. Furthermore, assess the human resource management and employment relations issues that will impact on the working life of this manager in South Korea. (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 (10 Aug 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Friday (1 Sept 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

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • explain and discuss the theories that inform the study of International Human Resource Management;
  • discuss and assess the objectives of International Human Resource Management;
  • critically analyse the significance of organisations adopting International Human Resource Management policies and practices;
  • critically evaluate the significance of the development of International Human Resource Management policies and practices to HRM; and
  • identify and critically evaluate the most important issues that impact on the practice of International Human Resource Management.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Report

Task Description

You are a HR Manager who is employed at National Rail. Your organisation has decided to relocate a manager from National Rail in the United Kingdom on secondment to Aurizon in Australia. 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 Australia (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 (14 Sept 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (6 Oct 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

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • critically analyse the significance of organisations adopting International Human Resource Management policies and practices;
  • critically evaluate the significance of the development of International Human Resource Management policies and practices to HRM; and
  • identify and critically evaluate the most important issues that impact on the practice of International Human Resource Management.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
180 minutes

Details
No calculators permitted
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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