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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Cathy Sheehan


The interaction of external environment, organisational factors and strategic human resource management (SHRM) is examined from multiple perspectives. Topics may include strategic choices facing the organisation in the areas of business planning, building SHRM capabilities, transforming the HR function, and SHRM program evaluation. The implications of SHRM for organisational performance are examined.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • examine the relationship between theories of strategic management and models of strategic HRM
  • critically analyse the strategic planning and implementation considerations associated with key areas of HRM strategy
  • critically analyse the potential for human resource management to enhance competitive advantage, organisational performance and sustainability
  • identify and examine different perspectives and value systems in strategic human resource management
  • critically analyse strategic HRM theories and practices and their applications to organisational realities.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Cathy Sheehan

Contact hours

3 hours per week