BUS3024 : Critical Perspectives on Human Resource Management in Britain
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Steve Vincent
- Lecturer: Dr Oliver Mallett, Dr Sue Abbott, Dr Ana Lopes
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To provide a basis for critical judgement on the current state of human resource management in Britain.
To evaluate key recent changes in the practice of HRM in British organizations and in Government policy in the field.
To explore the role of political forces, ideologies and institutional conditions in shaping the practice of HRM.
To identify possible alternative ways of organising HRM in Britain.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Identity and diversity in the workplace
2. Health and well-being in work
3. The State and HRM
4. Downsizing and the precariat
5. Work and motivation
6. Employee voice: making the workers’ voice heard
7. Workplace culture
8. Age management and older workers
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||15||1:00||15:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Key themes, concepts and relevant research will be introduced in lecture series. Case studies in seminars will illustrate key themes and concepts.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The essay assesses students' depth of understanding of a particular topic within the field of study, drawing on extensive independent further research and reading.