- Class Number 4189
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Andrew Bradly
- Dr Cameron Gordon
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
This course provides an understanding of the role of human resource management (HRM) in international contexts. The course is divided into three areas of study: the context of international HRM, strategic and functional HRM in international contexts, and comparative international contexts. Specific topics include globalisation, work and labour regulation; strategic HRM issues in international contexts; issues related to host, home and third country nationals; recruitment, selection, training, development and compensation in international contexts, expatriation and repatriation. Studies of the HR context of selected countries are also included.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand issues, opportunities and challenges pertaining to international HRM;
- Develop competency in dealing with cross cultural situations;
- Understand the strategic and functional roles of HRM in various international contexts, specially in areas such as recruitment and selection, performance management, training, learning and development, career management, compensation, motivation and repatriation;
- Understand external forces (e.g. globalisation, sociocultural changes, political and economic changes) that have the potential to shape international HRM; and
- Develop generic and transferable skills-especially in diagnosing international HRM issues critically and analytically, conducting research for the purpose of discussing specific cases relating to international HRM, evaluating alternative approaches and defending the recommendations with evidence, and developing confidence in conducting training workshops.
Research-Led Teaching includes:
· Critical discussion of contemporary research in international human resource management;
· In-class activities and critical thinking questions to help students apply international human resource management concepts to organisation scenarios;
· The assessment in the course requires students to do independent research on a chosen topic of international human resource management;
· Review and discussion of research on international human resource management through team presentations.
There are no field trips.
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional class costs.
Examination Material or equipment
This course has a final examination. Further instructions will be advised in Lecture and on Wattle. Examination information will be available closer to the examination period at https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/
Dowling, P.J., Festing, M. & Engle, A. D. (2017) International Human Resource Management, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning. 7th Edition, Cengage Learning. ISBN13: 978-1-4737-1902-6, Available in e-print and from Harry Hartog Booksellers . A copy of the textbook (hardcopy and e-book) will be held in the ANU library reserve & short loan collection.
Research Articles - These are the nine (9) articles listed in the weekly Class Overview - articles are also available on Wattle.
The journals listed below are available on the ANU library database.
Human Resource Management Specialist Journals - International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management (U.S.), Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Human Resource Management Review.
International Business Specialist Journals - Journal of International Business Studies, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Journal of World Business.
Management Journals - The following journals cover a range of topics in management, including International HRM: Academy of Management Review (conceptual articles only),
Academy of Management Journal (empirical articles only), Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, International Journal of Management Reviews (literature reviews of topics in management).
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written feedback to individuals for the annotated bibliography;
- Written feedback to groups for the team presentations;
- Verbal comments through discussions in the seminars.
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Seminar 1 - Week 1: Introduction to International Human Resource Management||A 2-hour seminar will be delivered live via Zoom and recorded Required reading: Chapter 1|
|2||Seminar 2 - Week 2: The Cultural Context of International HRM||A 2-hour seminar will be delivered live via Zoom and recorded Face-to-face and Zoom tutorials of 1-hour will be offered Required reading: Chapter 2|
|3||Seminar 3 - Week 3: The Organisational Context of International HRM||A 2-hour seminar will be delivered live via Zoom and recorded Face-to-face and Zoom tutorials of 1-hour will be offered Required reading: Chapter 3|
|4||Seminar 4 - Week 4: IHRM in Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions, International Alliances and SMEs||A 2-hour seminar will be delivered live via Zoom and recorded Face-to-face and Zoom tutorials of 1-hour will be offered Required reading: Chapter 4|
|5||Seminar 5 - Week 5: Sourcing Human Resources for Global Markets||A 2-hour seminar will be delivered live via Zoom and recorded Face-to-face and Zoom tutorials of 1-hour will be offered Required reading: Chapter 5 Assessment: Annotated Bibliography due 11:59pm 22rd March|
|6||Seminar 6 - Week 6: International Performance Management||A 2-hour seminar will be delivered live via Zoom and recorded Face-to-face and Zoom tutorials of 1-hour will be offered Required reading: Chapter 6|
|7||Seminar 7 - Week 7: Group Presentations - Case Analysis||Case Analysis Presentation due in class or by Zoom if studying remotely (if scheduled for Week 7)|
|8||Seminar 8 - Week 8: Group Presentations - Case Analysis||Case Analysis Presentation due in class or by Zoom if studying remotely (if scheduled for Week 8)|
|9||Seminar 9 - Week 9: International Training, Development and Careers.||A 2-hour seminar will be delivered live via Zoom and recorded Face-to-face and Zoom tutorials of 1-hour will be offered Required reading: Chapter 7|
|10||Seminar 10 - Week 10: International Compensation||A 2-hour seminar will be delivered live via Zoom and recorded Face-to-face and Zoom tutorials of 1-hour will be offered Required reading: Chapter 8|
|11||Seminar 11 - Week 11: International Industrial Relations and the Global Institutional Context||A 2-hour seminar will be delivered live via Zoom and recorded Face-to-face and Zoom tutorials of 1-hour will be offered Required reading: Chapter 9|
|12||Seminar 12 - Week 12: Trends and Future Challenges/Course Review and Exam Preparation||A 2-hour seminar will be delivered live via Zoom and recorded Face-to-face and Zoom tutorials of 1-hour will be offered Required reading: Chapter 10|
his course will have tutorials or tutorial-like teaching activities. Further details about the structure and teaching activities for this course will be available on the course Wattle site by the start of Orientation Week.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Participation (10%)||10 %||*||*||1,2,3,4|
|Annotated Bibliography (40%)||40 %||22/03/2021||05/04/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Case Presentation (Group Assignment) (20%)||20 %||19/04/2021||03/05/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|Final Exam (30%)||30 %||03/06/2021||01/07/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Seminars may be streamed live or pre-recorded and made available on Echo360 and Wattle; and class discussions will be carried out both face-to face and online synchronously and recorded through ZOOM. Students are encouraged to read the weekly chapter and the associated research or theory article and to participate in discussion during the weekly seminars. Knowledge gained through seminar discussion, working in-class with peers, and reviewing model questions and answers, will assist students to prepare for the assessment items, including the final exam.
The final exam will be a 2-hour exam held during the Examinations period. Details about the final exam will be provided during the course.
Examination information will be available closer to the examination period at https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
It is essential to your learning – and the learning of others in the class – that you are fully involved in the course. This means that you need to:
a) Attend class – though much learning will be done outside the classroom, class time is a valuable, scarce resource. You are expected to arrive ready to begin class on time; to not leave until class is over; and to attend all classes. If for any special reason you are unable to meet these requirements, please talk to the course convenor about it.
b) Come prepared – it will be assumed that you have completed any assigned readings and prepared for the discussion questions prior to class. c) Actively participate in the learning – we owe it to ourselves and our colleagues to participate as fully as possible in the class sessions.
For students studying remotely, participation will be assessed through engagement via Zoom.
Purpose: To evaluate the issues and challenges related to International Human Resource Management
Marking Criteria: This component is intended to evaluate the level and quality of your contribution to tutorial discussions, which should reflect your analytical and problem-solving skills. More specifically, it assesses your ability to understand situations and diagnose problems, and to recommend courses of action in relation to those situations and problems and to communicate your views effectively. This assessment specifically addresses Learning Outcomes 1 to 4 by evaluating your ability to communicate effectively on the concepts, issues, and challenges of international HRM. As the course will be delivered in a hybrid mode (face-to-face and remotely via Zoom), opportunities will be provided for all students to participate in the weekly seminars and tutorials.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Annotated Bibliography (40%)
Students are required to choose an International HRM topic and prepare a 2,000 word annotated bibliography for the topic. Students must select one of the following topics:
- The performance of cross-border mergers and acquisitions;
- Talent management in International HRM;
- Performance management in International HRM;
- Career mobility & International HRM;
- Rewards and Compensation in International HRM;
- Industrial Relations in Multinational Companies,
and select two scholarly journal articles to write an annotated bibliography, supported by at least 10 other other articles related to the topic.
Due date: 11:59pm Monday 22 March 2021 (submitted via Turnitin)
Feedback: within two weeks of submission
Marking Criteria: A marking rubric and further guidance on the task will by provided on Wattle during Week 2.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Case Presentation (Group Assignment) (20%)
For the case presentation, students will work in groups of five (5) to analyse a contemporary International Human Resource Management case and/or issue. Students are required to deliver a 10-minute presentation that summarises the relevant International HRM issues, applies relevant concepts, and provides lessons learned or recommendations on the desirable course of action and problem resolution. The presentation will be followed by 5-10 minutes of Q&A. Each group must provide a one-page summary of the key points from their presentation (not simply a handout of the Powerpoint slides) to be made available by the lecturer on Wattle.
Students will be able to select their group members on Wattle starting in Week 1. All members of the group should be involved in the research, analysis, and development of recommendations for the case. Group members can collectively allocate specific tasks to individuals, however, the distribution of work should be evident in the group contribution form which must be signed by everyone in the group and submitted along with power points, prior to presenting. In instances where group members do not contribute equally, individual marks will be adjusted to reflect contribution.
Due Date: The presentations will be held in the seminar in Weeks 7 and 8 and delivered in person (if in Canberra) or by Zoom (if studying remotely).
Marking Criteria: Marking criteria will be provided on Wattle. Groups will be required to complete a team contribution form indicating the level of contribution from each student in the group. In instances where group members do not contribute equally, individual marks will be adjusted to reflect contribution.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Final Exam (30%)
The final exam will be a 2-hour exam held during the Examinations period. More information on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.
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