MSc Human Resource Management (International Development) / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Course unit details:
Human Resource Management: Concepts and Contexts
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Global Development Institute|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit provides you with critical understanding of the nature of HRM and the conditions which enables the applications of HRM concepts, values, practices and its varying contexts of application. You will appreciate the challenges associated with the transferability of management practices across organizations, sectors and cultures.
This course unit aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the nature of HRM in terms of its concepts, values, practices and its varying contexts of application.
On successful completion of this course unit, participants will be able to demonstrate:
1. Critical understanding of the nature of HRM in terms of its emergence, philosophy and values
2. Knowledge of various theories and models of managing people
3. Critical understanding of the applicability of theories and models in different organizational, cultural and institutional contexts
Ability to provide line managers with advice on how modify and implement models of HRM to fit with different contexts
Teaching and learning methods
The course unit will be delivered through weekly three hours sessions incorporating presentations, small-group work, discussions and presentations during lectures/tutorials.
Knowledge and understanding
Explain the key concepts underpinning HRM in the context of international development. (Theoretical concepts)
Critically evaluate HRM models and concepts in relation to the implementation of HR in the context of international development. (analytical skills)
Work with fellow students to discuss the applicability of HRM models in international contexts (Group work).
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Capacity to think critically and take responsibility for own learning.
- Effectively manage complex information sources, and to review, evaluate and analyze different form of literature and evidences
- Effectively present arguments in both oral and written formats
- Capacity to think critically and take responsibility for own learning. Effectively manage complex information sources, and to review, evaluate and analyze different form of literature and evidences Effectively present arguments in both oral and written formats
One 3500 word assignment, written on a topic of the student’s choice from a list of topics provided by the convenor/instructor. (100%)
There will be many opportunities for formative feedback during questions and answer session in lectures and tutorials. Summative feedback will be provided on assessed coursework based on 3000 word assignment.
Armstrong, M (2006 0r 2008). Strategic Human Resource Management: A guide to action. Kogan Page. London
Boxall, P and Purcell, J (2011). Strategy and human resource management. 3rd Edition.
Legge, K (1995). Human Resource Management: Rhetoric and Reality
Legge, K (2005). Human Resource Management: Rhetoric and Reality
Storey, J (ed.). (2001) or (2006). Human Resource Management: A critical Text. Thompson Learning. London
Kanungo, R.N (ed.). (1995). Employee Management in Developing Countries. JAI Press. London.
Koen, C.I (2005). Comaparative International Management. London: McGraw-Hill
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management Journal
Journal of Human Resource Management
Journal of Management Studies
Academy of Management Review
Academy of Management Journal
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Journal of Industrial Relations
Industrial Relations Journal
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|Aminu Mamman||Unit coordinator|