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BUS3021 : International Human Resource Management (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Benjamin Bader
  • Lecturer: Dr Faten Baddar Alhusan, Dr Sawlat Zaman
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


1) to provide students with a broad critical understanding of the variety of responses being made by employers, management, trade unions and the state in different national settings.

2) to provide an opportunity for students to gain an in-depth knowledge of developments and issues in a particular regional or national setting.

3) to equip students with frameworks which will enable them to engage in comparative analysis of HR/employment relations systems.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       Introduction, varieties of capitalism and business systems
2.       Welfare states and caring regimes
3.       Varieties of industrial relations and training systems
4.       The Americas (North and South)
5.       China, Japan and Tiger economies
6.       Europe and European Social Model
7.       Institutional systems in emerging economies

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion132:0032:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture72:0014:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

- Lectures provide basic information which is then used to work through country specific case studies
- Principles will be illustrated and developed by case-study-based seminars.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1002,000 word Essay.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation2MPresentation and discussion of a plan/outline related to the essay.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment involves a 2,000 word case study that will provide the students with the opportunity to critically analyse issues related to the subject matter.

Reading Lists