BUS3024 : Critical Perspectives on Human Resource Management
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Steve Vincent
- Lecturer: Dr Ana Lopes, Dr David Lain
- 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.
To evaluate key recent changes in the practice of HRM in organisations.
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.
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 skills
8. Age management and older workers
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||26:00||26:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||9||2:00||18:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||26:00||26:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||8||0:30||4:00||Drop in for formative feedback|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||26:00||26:00||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
|Written exercise||1||M||essay plan|
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.