MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
HRM: Context and Organisation
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The unit covers a range of issues in relation to the context of HRM such as questions of organisational structure, organisational culture, corporate social responsibility, technology, the psychological contract and flexibility, financialisation/marketization, technology and change, organisational change, learning and development, and changing forms of leadership. It focuses on the changing nature of HRM in relation to the ongoing changes in the external and internal context or organisations.
The unit aims to give students an understanding and awareness of theoretical debate on major HR issues, and HR context and organisation especially in the British context. It also explores different aspects of organisational context such as the ethical, training, and others in influencing the development of HRM. It also aims to explain the ways in which issues related to HRM have been studied and researched through cases and academic projects.
At the end of the unit students should be able to:
- Identify benefits and pitfalls of different aspects of HRM in relation to context
- Explain the role of HRM in the organisational context
- Assess the likely impact of HR policies
- Provide advice on the application of different HR practices in the context of employing organisations
- Practice the skills of data collection and presentation through team working and presentations
- Be familiar with how the subject of HRM in terms of how its context and organisational environment has been studied and researched in qualitative and quantitative terms
Essay assignment (approx 3000 words) (100%)
Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.
Written comments on assessed coursework.
Buchanan, D. and Huczynski, A (2014) Organisational Behaviour: An Introductory Text, 8th edition, London, Prentice Hall (there are various editions).
Clegg, S. Kornberger, M and T, Pitsis (2015) Managing and Organisations, London, Sage
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|Miguel Martinez Lucio||Unit coordinator|
Informal Contact Method