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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Peter Townsend


Introduction to the major differences between domestic and IHRM; cultural, social and ethical issues for IHRM; IHRM planning, policies and procedures; international relations and evaluation of host country environments; recruitment and selection; remuneration; training and compensating expatriates; maintaining the employment relationship within international operations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • describe the environment and context of International Human Resource Management(IHRM)
  • identify and analyse country/regional characteristics and organisational factors that are of importance for managing human resources internationally
  • identify and develop key components of IHR strategy and IHR practice for an international firm
  • assess the impact of IHRM strategy and practice on an international firm's concerns, goals and structures
  • evaluate strategies for the establishment and maintenance of ethical and sound employment relationships within international organisations.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours) 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Peter Townsend

Contact hours

3 hours per week




MGC3430, MGF3430