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Strategic Human Resource Management

Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls laut Lehrplan

second cycle, Master

Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls

At the end of this course students have a deeper knowledge of HR-organization and processes in a strategic point of view. They are able to deal with the managing of strategic human resourcing in a complex and uncertain organizational, social and economic context. The students know how to ask the right questions and set up their own point of view on strategic, social and ethical topics of HR in modern international companies. They are able to think on certain HR-problems strategically and develop creative and innovative solutions for these problems as to set goals and achieve them.

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan

not applicable


Demographic changes, global acting international companies, fast communication and technology-changes as well as ethical questions and a wide diversity of employees in staff and projects force the need for strategic human resource management. The course therefore deals with questions of HR organization, strategies and human resourcing, managing uncertainty, questions of ethics and strategic decisions, employment law and HR strategies, diversity and performance management. It gives an insight into processes of HR from recruitment to exit, reward systems and management development from strategic point of view, knowing that strategic HR is working in and for modern companies that are working international and knowledge based.

empfohlene Fachliteratur

Lepold, J., Harris, L., Watson T. (Editors) (2005): The strategic Managing of Human Resources Prentice Hall Harlow, London etc.
Salaman, G., Storey, J., Billsberry J. (Editiors) (2005): Strategic Human Resource Management Theory and Practice. A Reader, 2nd edition, Sage Publications
Dumetz, J. et. Others (Editors) (2012): Cross cultural Management Textbook , Lessons from the worldleading experts. Student Edition
Volberda, H., Morgan, R., Reinmoeller, P., Hitt, M.A., Ireland R. D., Hoskisson, R.E. (Editors) (2011) Strategic Management: Competetiveness and Globalization (Concepts and cases). South Western Cengage Learning
Edwards, T., Rees, C. (2006): International Human Resource Management. Globalization, National Systems and Multinational Companies. Prentice Hall, Harlow London etc.

Bewertungsmethoden und -kriterien

written examination (seminar paper)



Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits


Semesterwochenstunden (SWS)


geplante Lehr- und Lernmethoden

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

Semester/Trimester, in dem die Lehrveranstaltung/das Modul angeboten wird


Name des/der Vortragenden

Dr. Susanne Gellweiler


2nd year of study

empfohlene optionale Programmeinheiten

not applicable

Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltungen/des Moduls


Art der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls

compulsory (seminar degree)

Art der Lehrveranstaltung

in-class course


not applicable


Kohlhofer Monika
Asc. Prof. (FH) Mag. Monika Kohlhofer
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