Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedBerwick First semester 2013 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Karthyeni Purushothaman


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: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


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