As more and more organizations continue to expand globally, the need to successfully manage a dispersed workforce across cultural and institutional boundaries has become vital. Thus, international human resource management (IHRM) plays an important strategic role by ensuring the smooth integration across international subsidiaries and by preparing employees to handle the challenges associated with working in the global context. This course is designed to provide you with a better understanding of the various IHRM practices. We will cover topics such global staffing, expatriation, global performance management and compensation, and global human resource development.
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Upon successful completion of this course, you will:
Demonstrate an increased understanding of the major aspects of international human resource management.
Be able to analyze how cultural,institutional, and organizational factors shape IHRM practices.
Acquire skills and tools to develop successful IHRM programs and practices in regard to global staffing,recruitment, compensation, performance management, expatriation, repatriation,and training and development.
Develop improved research, critical thinking, teamwork, and presentation skills.
Regular attendance is a requirement to pass this course, you cannot be absent for more than 20% of the total course time.
This course is comprised of lectures, case analyses, exercises, a group written report and presentation,and a final in-class examination. This is a highly interactive course. Thus, students are expected to be fully engaged and participate in class discussions. The course is designed in such a way as to maximize your learning by balancing between lecture and your involvement in discussions, cases,and exercises. All course documents, assignments, lecture notes, etc.will be posted on the course website on Learn@WU.
Assessment will be based on both individual and team performance. Please note that successful in-class participation involves not only regularly attending class but also frequently contributing to the discussion by answering questions, participating in class exercises, engaging in a thoughtful analysis of the discussed cases, building on other students’ ideas, and synthesizing across readings and discussions. You are expected to have read in advance all the required reading materials and cases and be prepared to discuss them in class.
Written final exam (in-class, multiple choice and essay questions): 20% of total grade
One individual written case analysis *: 20% of total grade
Team written report * (final grade partially depends on peer evaluations): 20% of total grade
Team in-class presentation * (final grade partially depends on peer evaluations): 20% of total grade
In-class participation: 20% of total grade
* More information on these assignments will be provided on the course website.
Completed course 1 (Foundations) and course 2 (Applications).
Please read Chapter 1 from the textbook before the first day of class.
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