NBS8385 : Key Challenges in Global Human Resource Management
- Offered for Year: 2020/21
- Module Leader(s): Professor Steve Vincent
- Lecturer: Dr Clare Butler
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module connects human resource management to key areas of critical social inquiry: the changing structure of employers and global organisation of production, migration, aesthetic and emotional labour, workplace identity and job quality The key purpose of this module is to encourage students to develop an awareness of the social relations, normative codes and organisational structures that inform and affect the behaviour and experience of people during the course of their working lives; and, within this context, to further their knowledge of the role of HRM in developing and maintaining an effective and sustainable working environment.
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus may change from year to year to reflect current research. Topics likely to be include, but are not limited to:
1. Fordist and post-Fordist economies
2. The global organisation of production
3. Migration, work and employment
4. Bodies at work: aesthetic and emotional labour
5. Self-regulation: conflict, misbehavior, humour and mischief
6. Job quality: good work, dirty work
7. The Professionalisation of the HR function
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||1:00||1:00||Introduction to the assessment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||44:00||44:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||7||2:00||14:00||Lectures on substantive topics covered in the module.|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||20:00||20:00||Preparation for classes|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||Support to assessment|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||18:00||18:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Relevant theory will be introduced during the lectures with further depth of learning achieved by directed and supplementary reading. Students will consolidate their knowledge by completing a 3,000 word essay.
Skills development will be achieved through individual and group activities.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||Students will be asked to bring an essay plan to a drop-in session for a discussion exercise|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessment is designed to test the knowledge and understanding of the students in relation to the areas taught and developed in the module.