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This unit explores the impact of the global environment on the management of human resources. The unit explains the process of expatriation and repatriation in multinational corporations; analyses problematic issues associated with the recruitment, development, and performance management, expatriates; and finally examines the impact of cultural and legal differences in a multinational setting on human resource policies and practices. You will gain a solid theoretical, conceptual, and practical understanding of the core HRM functions relevant to contemporary international corporations. In classroom settings, you will analyse and discuss how the theory can be applied in real-life case study examples. This format provides you with opportunities to analyse HR problems in the workplace and generate potential solutions while also developing your research and academic writing skills.

This unit mainly focuses on five topics as below;

  • The impact of Cultural and political factors on HRM in an international context.
  • Recruitment and selection in an international context.
  • Performance Management System in an international context.
  • Diversity Management in an international context.

Summary 2021

Unit name International Human Resource Management
Unit code BMA777
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Farveh Farivar

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

LO1Examine the impact of political and cultural factors on human resource management in international context.
LO2Design evidence-based solutions to a range of HRM issues in complex and changing international context.
LO3Effectively communicate IHRM knowledge and ideas in written and oral form.
LO4Effectively work in a team to complete an assigned task.







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Teaching Pattern

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Meaningful Workshop Contribution (20%), Case Study Essay (40%), Group Poster Presentation (40%).

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