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Modules

NBS8387 : HRM in Cross-National Contexts

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module has been designed to prepare students for their academic studies and a professional career in HR. It is primarily concerned with students’ personal understanding of how the role of the HR practitioner is influenced by the varying types of employment systems across the globe. As such, it underpins, integrates and consolidates students’ learning and experience on the MSc Global Human Resource Management programme.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus includes the following topics relevant to a clear appreciation of comparative employment systems, all of which will be considered within different national contexts;

Varieties of capitalism
Employment Relations across the world
Welfare state regimes and HRM
MNEs - host country and home country effects
HRM in different regions of the world

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture62:0012:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading137:0037:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching32:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study115:0015:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module combines formal lectures with practical seminars to give students knowledge and understanding about key issues and to allow students to apply them in practical tasks, thereby fostering formal learning in class as well as self-directed independent and peer learning.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1002000 words individual assignment
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Performance2MStudents receive formative feedback from other students and the module tutor in the seminars.
Case study2MStudent understanding is formatively assessed through the use of case studies and other activities
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment task has been designed to ensure that students have a strong grasp of the content covered on the module and also to establish that students can work independently. The assessment ensures that the students can display a clear understanding of the varieties of capitalism literature underpinning comparative employment systems. It also affords students the opportunity to display their understanding by developing the basis for HR policies and strategies when an organisation is entering a new location.

Reading Lists

Timetable