International Human Resource Management
level of course unit
first cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
know and understand the fundamental concepts and methods of international human resource management;
know and understand the fundamental concepts and methods of intercultural management;
know the advantages and disadvantages of sending employees abroad.
prerequisites and co-requisites
This course includes an introduction to human resource management, international human resource management, and cross cultural management, as well as an analysis of essential challenges in international management, an analysis of the various theoretical approaches of (international) human resource management, an introduction to management of expatriates with emphasis on recruitment, training, and development, reward and performance, and a critical evaluation of the effectiveness of international deployment.
recommended or required reading
Bröckermann, R.: Personalwirtschaft. Lehrbuch für das praxisorientierte Studium. 6. Aufl., Stuttgart, 2012.
Dessler, G.: Human Resource Management. 13.ed., New York, 2012.
Drumm, H.-J.: Personalwirtschaft. 5. Aufl., Heidelberg, 2004.
Jackson, T.: International dimensions of human resource management. London, 2002.
assessment methods and criteria
Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presenta
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Dr. Karin Obwexer-Specht
year of study
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