INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION

Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION
Course code
EM6047 (AF:332373 AR:178809)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
SECS-P/10
Period
1st Term
Course year
1
Where
VENEZIA
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Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course (International HRM and Organization) provides an introduction to the critical issues facing organizations in simultaneously managing their human resources at home and abroad. It focuses on the connection between corporate strategies and the effective management of human resources, which at times may require differing policies across countries. It offers a deep review of the main methods and systems applied in the area of people management. Students learn how the relationship between employers and employees affects the productivity, influences the personal motivation and contributes to the collective performances.The main topics concern with cross cultural human resources management and the global organizational structures. A main attention is paid to the global strategies to developing economies and european markets.
Expected learning outcomes
The course is based on the notion that competitive firms and economies require appropriate structures, policies, and strategies for managing their employees at every level of the enterprise. This is particularly true of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and global corporations involved in a global environment. Some more insights will be offered on Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) analysing their specificities and the competitive advantages based on people management in different cultural environments.
Students will learn:
- The diversity of HRM in an international context and the key HR/ER challenges facing organizations working internationally;
- Cross-cultural management: the impact of national culture on how individuals react to HR/ER interventions in different countries; - Comparative HRM: the impact of national institutions and systems on designing HR/ER policies and practices in different countries;
- Strategic IHRM: the linkage between corporate internationalization strategies and IHRM strategies, and how multinational organizations manage the global-local dilemma;
- The impact of internationalization on the role of HR departments in MNE and SME.
Pre-requirements
No previous course attendance is required.
Contents
The program on international HR and Organization provides an introduction to the critical issues facing organizations in simultaneously managing their human resources at home and abroad.
It focuses on the connection between corporate strategies and the effective management of human resources, which at times may require differing policies across countries.
The course is based on the notion that competitive firms and economies require appropriate structures, policies, and strategies for managing their employees at every level of the enterprise.
This is particularly true of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and global corporations involved in a global environment. Some more insights wil be offered on Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) analysing their specificities and the competitive advantages based on people management.

Main topics are:
Human Resources Management: Gaining a Competitive Advantage
The Analysis and Design of Work
Designing Organizational Structures
The Organization of International Business
Strategic Human Resource Management
Human Resource Planning and Recruitment
Selection and Placement
Managing Human Resources Globally
Managing the Performance of International Staff
International HRM, National and Cultural Differences
Globalization and IHRM Policies
IHRM Culture and Knowledge Flow in Alliances,, Joint Ventures and Merger and Acquisition
Cross-cultural and Global Leadership
Motivation across Cultures
Referral texts
Andrea Pontiggia (Ed.), IPeople Management and Organization: An International View, Custom Publishing McGraw-Hill Education 2020
Please notice that the book will be available at the beginning of the program (September 2020).
Additional materials (cases, readings, articles) will be available online in the course website.
Assessment methods
The evaluation is based on the final exam (written exam - 4 open questions) for the student attending the program there'll be some group (n.3.) and individual (n.2) assignments during the program; The final grade is (80%) written exam and (20%) on assignment. For non attending student the grade is based on the written exam.
The final written exam lasts 1 hour.
Teaching methods
Students are expected to attend all classes prepared to discuss the readings. The format of this class is highly interactive. We will explore how International HRM unfolds in practice, and how managerial skills affect the HR performances.
Short assignments must be handed in during class. They are designed to facilitate class discussion and learning. Further details about the assignments will be given in class.
Class participation. Your contribution to the enhanced learning of the class will be evaluated. We expect everyone to come to every class having done the readings and having formulated questions about the readings. The questions have to facilitate the "learning community" spirit as much as knowledge gained from the readings. Students enrolled in the course will receive two weeks from the start a list of readings to study before.
Teaching language
English
Type of exam
written
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Last update of the programme
02/03/2021