International Human Resource Management (in English) -- Spring Semester Only

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Human Resource Management (in English) -- Spring Semester Only

  • Host University

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Human Resources, International Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Goals and Learning objectives

    The main objectives of the course are to enable you to:

    1. Appreciate the growing internationalization of the world in which HRM is conducted
    2. Understand the additional complexity of HRM in an international context.
    3. Understand the importance of International Human Resource Management.
    4. To know the differences between Domestic HR practices and International HRM practices.
    5. To be able to identify some of key features HR challenges facing organizations working internationally.

    Some of the subjects to be covered in this course include:

    Basics for HRM: Main concepts and strategies.
    a. International Human Resource Management, Practices and global considerations.

    The means to attain these objectives include a thorough study of class notes, slides, case analysis, and in-class small group discussions.

    Course Outline

    ? Concept
    ? Elements of culture
    ? The Cultural Environment and its impact on firm management.
    ? Cultures: National vs. Organizational

    ? Defining HRM
    ? Basics on HRM: HR departments & HR managers, Functions and practices.
    ? Defining IHRM
    ? Differences between domestic and international HRM
    ? The role of the HR Department, its internationalization

    UNIT III: IHRM approaches:
    ? Internationalization stages
    ? International approaches to HRM
    ? Expatriates

    ? Planning on HRM
    ? Recruitment and Selection
    ? Training and Development
    ? Compensation

    ? Flexibility and work-life balance
    ? Managing Diversity
    ? Women?s roles, Dual Career.

    Basic Bibliography
    - Brewster, C., Sparrow, P., and Vernon, G. (2009) International Human Resource Management. (2nd edition), CIPD House, 151, The Broadway, London, SW19 1JQ.
    - Brewster, C., Mayrhofer, W., and Morley, M. (2007). Human Resource Management in Europe: Evidence or Convergence?. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford MA. 2nd edition.
    - Dowling, P.J., and Welch, D.E. (2006), International Human Resource Management: managing people in a multinational context. Thomson Learning, 4th Edition.

    Complementary Bibliography.
    - Luis Gomez-Mejia, David Balkin and Robert Cardy (2007). Managing Human Resources. Prentice Hall. 5th Edition.
    - Susan E. Jackson and Randall S. Schuler (2003). Managing Human Resources through Strategic Partnerships. 8th Edition. Editorial Thompson.
    - Baron, J. N. & Kreps, D. M. Strategic Human Resources. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999.
    - DeNisi, A. y Griffin, R. Human Resource Management. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2001.
    - Lazear, E. Personnel Economics for Managers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1998.
    - Milkovich, George T. & Newman, Jerry M. Compensation. Boston: Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2005.
    - Nkomo, Fottler & McFee, 2000. Applications in Human Resource Management (4th Edition).
    - Nkomo, Stella M., Fottler, Myron D. y McAfee, R. Bruce. Applications in human resource management: cases, exercises & skill builder. Cincinnati (Ohio): South-Western College Pub., cop. 2000.

    General Course Policies

    Please keep your cell phones turned off during class.
    Course Requirements and Grading
    Final Examination 25%
    Quizzes 20%
    - Quiz I: 10%
    - Quiz II: 10%
    Final Project (& presentation) 30%
    Participation & Activities 25%
    Note: All assignments, quizzes, and examinations will be announced in class.
    ? PRESENTATION: Students will have to present a final project in class for about 20 minutes.

    Attendance and Punctuality
    Attendance is mandatory. More than 3 unexcused absences will result in the lowering of the final grade. Students with more than 2 such absences may not challenge the final grade received. Punctuality is required.

    Academic Dishonesty
    Academic integrity is a guiding principle for all academic activity at Pablo de Olavide University. Cheating on exams and plagiarism (which includes copying from the internet) are clear violations of academic honesty. A student is guilty of plagiarism when he or she presents another person?s intellectual property as his or her own. The penalty for plagiarism and cheating is a failing grade for the assignment/exam and a failing grade for the course. Avoid plagiarism by citing sources properly (using footnotes or endnotes and a bibliography).

    Students with Disabilities
    If you have a disability that requires special academic accommodation, please speak to your professor within the first three (3) weeks of the semester in order to discuss any adjustments. It is the student's responsibility to provide the International Center with documentation confirming the disability and the accommodations required (if you have provided this to your study abroad organization, they have most likely informed the International Center already but please confirm).

    Behavior Policy
    Students are expected to show integrity and act in a professional and respectful manner at all times. A student?s attitude in class may influence his/her participation grade. The professor has a right to ask a student to leave the classroom if the student is unruly or appears intoxicated. If a student is asked to leave the classroom, that day will count as an absence regardless of how long the student has been in class.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations