International

International Human Resource Management(E)

level of course unit

First Circle

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students
- know and understand the fundamentals of human resource management
- are able to adapt this knowledge to real problems

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The course offers an introduction to human resource management in the international sphere. In particular, it focusses on management of multi-cultural teams in international companies, human resource policies and practices across geographical borders and multinational performance management. Furthermore, it centers around managing expatriates with an emphasis on staff recruitment for international assignments, expat preparation, re-entry training, and development, as well as a critical evaluation of the effectiveness of international deployment. And finally, current trends in IHRM will be addressed.

recommended or required reading

Dessler, G.: Human Resource Management. 9th ed., New York, 2003.
Jackson, T.: International dimensions of human resource management. London, 2002.
Stahl, G., Björkman, I., & Morris, S.:Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management, 2012.

assessment methods and criteria

Exam

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

2

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

1

name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Anne-Katrin Straesser

year of study

1

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code

IP_WS

type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Optional

work placement(s)

not applicable

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