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Module Title
International Human Resource Management
Reference BS4193 Version 5
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved July 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended June 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To enable learners to develop a critical analysis and appraisal of the principles and practices which influence the development and implementation of International Human Resource Management(IHRM).

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Diagnose and explain the factors that influence the success or otherwise of an international expatriate assignment.
2 Understand the international human resource management strategies and practices developed and implemented by organisations operating on a global basis.
3 Critically assess and evaluate the cultural impact on IHRM strategies and practices in the organisational setting.
4 Communicate knowledge and understanding of key concepts in a clear and concise way.

Indicative Module Content
Working in an international environment and taking account of the social, cultural, economic, legal and business factors. Consider the impact of cultural differences on individuals, organisations and working practices. Appraise the different structures and roles of the HRM function in different countries. Review management appointments, team building and staff development across international boundaries. Analyse expatriation polices and practices including reintegration to the home country. Consider the role of international institutions.

Module Delivery
The module will be delivered in Taught Mode through a series of lectures, tutorials, and interactive group work.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 38 38
Non-Contact Hours 112 112
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Written report

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None, other than SCQF 10 entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 BEBENROTH, R., KANAI, T., 2011. Challenges of human resource management in Japan. Abingdon: Routledge
2 BREWSTER, C., 2011. International human resource management. 3rd ed. London: CIPD
3 BRISCOE, D., SCHULER, R., and CLAUS, L., 2012. International human resource management: policies and practices for multinational enterprises. 4th ed. Abingdon: Routledge,
4 CRAWLEY, E., SWAILES, S., and WALSH, D., 2013. Introduction to international human resource management. 1st Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
5 DOWLING, P.J, FESTING, M., and ENGLE SR A,D., 2008. International Human Resource Management. 6th ed. Andover: Cengage Learning
6 EDWARDS, T. and REES, C., 2011. International human resource management: globalisation, national Systems and multinational companies. 2nd ed. Harlow Essex: FT Prentice Hall (Pearson Education)
7 ILES, P.A., ZHANG, C.B., 2013. International human resource management: a cross-cultural and comparative approach. London: CIPD
8 KRAMAR, R. and SYED, J., 2012. Human resource management in a global context: a critical approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

McNULTY, Y. and INKSON, K., 2013. Managing expatriates: a return on investment approach. New York: Business Expert Press.

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