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040197 VK EC GCM: Global Human Resources (VK) (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at
Di 11.05. 15:00-18:15 Digital



max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Attendance of the first session on 2.03.2021 is mandatory.

Dienstag 02.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Dienstag 09.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Dienstag 16.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Dienstag 23.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Dienstag 13.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 20.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 27.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 18.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 15.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 22.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course deals with the issues of organisation of human resource management in multinational enterprises, operating in global environment. Here the HR function faces increased complexity across all its functions: recruitment and selection, training and development, performance and rewards management, retention, etc.
This complexity stems from the cultural and institutional differences observed among the countries, as well as from the other socio-economic factors.
This course takes a close look at the specifics of management of the global workforce thorough a combination of theoretical insight with the discussion of empirical data and the analysis of the business cases.
After completion of the course the students should be able to comprehend the main functions of HRM, the challenges faced by HR professionals in MNEs, and the ways in which HRM helps companies gain competitive advantage in the global environment.
The course also emphasises the importance of application of the theoretical knowledge in specific business situations and trains relevant skills though the analysis and discussion of the the examples set in the case studies.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The course is delivered primarily through asynchronous means, combined with online lectures and online team-based presentations.
Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in online discussions. Attendance is registered via an online tool and the participation is evaluated through the public chat function in the webinar tool. The participation is an important part of evaluation.
Students are strongly advised to read the assigned material from the reference books and articles, and to express opinions, comments, and insights relative to the discussion topic.
The overall level of students' knowledge is tested at an open-questions exam taking part at the end of the semester.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The course workload includes the following main parts:
- accomplishment of the individual and team-based assignments,
- attendance and participation in the in-class and online lectures,
- final exam.
The grading scheme:
• Participation-10%
• Assignments - 30%
• Case Study assignment - 30%
• Final Exam - 30%

Technical problems impeding the timely submission of assignments can be taken into account only if they are properly communicated to the instructor and if all effort is exerted on the side of the student to resolve the issues.
Further changes to the grading scheme might be applied during the semester.


All topics covered by the course.
A more detailed information regarding the requirements for individual assignment with be provided during the first session.


- Sparrow, Paul, Chris Brewster, and Chul Chung. Globalizing Human
Resource Management: Second Edition. Taylor and Francis, 2016.
- Reiche, B. Sebastian, Stahl, Günter K. , Mendenhall, Mark E. and Oddou,Gary R. Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management. Taylor and Francis, 2016.
- Tayeb, Monir H. International Human Resource Management : A Multinational Company Perspective. Oxford ; New York :Oxford UP, 2005.
- Tarique, Ibraiz, Dennis R. Briscoe, and Randall S. Schuler. International Human Resource Management : Policies and Practices for Multinational Enterprises. Fifth ed. New York London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. Print.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:25