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Module

BUS3021 : International Human Resource Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Benjamin Bader
  • Lecturer: Dr Sawlat Zaman, Dr Fiona Robson
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

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
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials92:0018:009 lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading291:0029:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:004 groups, 2 hours per student
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities91:009:009 student learner hours - completion of tasks relating to pre-recorded lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery51:005:00whole cohort
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study151:0015:00N/A
Total100:00
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

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
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

Timetable