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Module Code: MAN210
Module Title: International Employment Relations
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: International Business School
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aims of this module are to provide students with an understanding of employment relations issues and the concerns internationally that affect the labour market and its regulation, and moral considerations in employment as well as a broad understanding of the different conditions and culture in a number of countries. Political, social and legal considerations will be covered.

Learning outcomes 

A. Understand the theoretical concepts involved in international employee issues.

B. Demonstrate an understanding of international employment issues

C. Critically analyse different issues impacting employment relationship internationally including impact of political, economic and social development.

D. Understand how to effectively conduct negotiations on employment at an international level with considerations of cultural differences

E. Examine and analyse the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of countries and their impact on global competition.

F. Understand the role of different types of international organisations including the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and multinational corporations as well as relevant labour legislations

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be taught in lecture and tutorial mode, with use of multi-media material as required and class contributions.

1. Introduction of key concepts from multiple perspectives (divergence, convergence and cross-vegence)

2. Overview of the development of employment relations

3. Globalization and its impact on international employment relations

4. Impact of financial crisis on international employment relations

5. Influence of society and culture on international employment relations

6. Introduction of employment relations in different countries

7. A critical overview of challenges and opportunities on managing international employment relations

8. Introduction of international organisations and legislations relevant to employment

9. Understanding of multinational corporations and their people management practices

10. Negotiations of international employment relations: influential factors

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    12      112  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Presentation 15.00
2 Individual Essay/Report 40.00
3 Final Exam 45.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 1/24/2018 7:30:40 PM