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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5337M Global Perspectives on HRM and Employment Relations

30 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Vera Trappmann
Email: V.Trappmann@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Module replaces

Semester 2 - LUBS 5335M Industrial RelationsLUBS 5356M HRM in the Asia Pacific

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

This module aims to provide students with knowledge of how contemporary developments in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Employment Relations have been shaped by the interplay of national systems and international influences such as the role of Multinational Corporations and international regulatory actors. Specifically it examines the contextual factors impacting on HRM and employment relations in a global context looking at employment relations and HRM in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific regions.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to critically evaluate:
- key developments in Human Resource Management (HRM) and employment relations in Wester/Northern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific regions
- the development of HRM and employment relations interact within the specific economies of USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, China, India and post-socialist European economies
- contemporary developments in HRM and employment relations, and how these have impacted on and been influenced by national systems, Multinational Corporations and international regulatory actors
- why employment relations and HRM practices differ between firms, sectors and countries
- the contextual factors impacting upon employment relations and HRM


Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- Communicate effectively as individuals and within group presentations

Subject specific
- Evaluate the complexities of global human resource strategies and how these change over time

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- Communicate effectively as individuals and within group presentations

Subject specific
- Evaluate the complexities of global human resource strategies and how these change over time


Syllabus

Indicative content
Key issues and major developments in Employment Relations and HRM in a global context; HRM and employment relations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific Region; Britain, US, Germany, Japan, China, India and post-socialist economies.
The focus is on recent developments in human resource management, trade union and state policies. Pressures for change are explored against the backdrop of shifts in the world economy since 1945, the internationalisation of capital, global competition, European integration, the decentralisation of organisations and traditional methods of collective bargaining, greater economic liberalism, deregulation and privatisation.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture112.0022.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours268.00
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Students will be expected to prepare for each seminar and undertake additional reading on each topic (130 hours total). The remaining hours will be spent preparing for and writing the two pieces of coursework.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students' progress will be monitored in seminars through small group discussions and interaction with tutors. Students will be given the opportunity to seek guidance on their coursework assessment. Written feedback will be provided on the first piece of coursework, along with a provisional mark, prior to submission of the second piece of assessed work.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words75.00
PresentationGroup presentation15.00
Tutorial PerformanceClass participation10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Group presentation is recorded on iPad to allow second marking. The resit for this module will be 100% by coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/03/2018

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