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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
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:

  1. describe the environment and context of International Human Resource Management(IHRM)
  2. identify and analyse country/regional characteristics and organisational factors that are of importance for managing human resources internationally
  3. identify and develop key components of IHR strategy and IHR practice for an international firm
  4. assess the impact of IHRM strategy and practice on an international firm's concerns, goals and structures
  5. 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)

Dr Peter Townsend


Students must have passed MGW2430 or MGG2430 before undertaking this unit.


MGC3430, MGF3430, MGW3430