MGMT5949 International Human Resource Management

6 Units of Credit

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Examines the impact of culture on the process of managing human resources in multinational or global corporations. Topics examined include The conceptual and methodological challenges in international HRM research The role of culture in shaping managerial perceptions and actions HRM systems as cultural artefacts Conflict between indigenous HRM frameworks The problems of transferring HRM systems across cultural boundaries Issues such as expatriation versus local management, selecting and preparing for international assignments, intercultural competence, cultural adaptation at the individual and system level, the management of host country nationals and joint venture partnerships, and the influence of globalisation on future HRM practice are also examined. The course also examines the global uniformity/differentiation policy debate and its implications for global organisations.