Universität Wien FIND

040227 KU Organization and Human Resources in International Firms (MA) (2019S)

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

Zusammenfassung

1 Galak, Moodle
2 Galak, Moodle

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Gruppe 1

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at

max. 52 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch
Lernplattform: Moodle

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 13.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 20.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 27.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 03.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 10.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 15.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 22.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 29.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 05.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 05.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 12.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Gruppe 2

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at

max. 52 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch
Lernplattform: Moodle

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 14.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 21.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 28.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 04.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 11.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 09.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 16.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 06.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 06.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 13.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The main goal of this course is to draw students’ attention to the importance and specifics of international dimension in modern HRM, to analyze the ways of dealing with challenges arising in the way of successful implementation of HRM policies as well as to learn the best-practice examples in the field.
Starting with the introduction of the specific features, distinguishing the international HRM from a broader field of HRM, the course consequently introduces the participants to the external and internal factors influencing the HRM practices of international firms. Further the discussion highlights the cross-cultural complexity and multidimensional nature of such fundamental practices as stuffing, recruitment, selection, as well as training and development of personnel in international firms. Also the subsequent analysis of performance management, motivational techniques and compensation policies in global firms gives an overview of the problems and best-practice solutions offered both by academics and practitioners in the field of international HRM. The discussion of the role of ethics and CSR in links the course to its final point where we look into the future in anticipation of the coming trends and challenges related to the management of human resources in global firms of XXI century.
Upon the completion of this course the students should be not only aware of the importance of international dimension in today’s HRM, but they should also be able to analyze the relevant activities of the firms operating in international environments and to come up with solutions to the existing or potential problems related to cultural, institutional and other aspects of global HRM. Managing expatriates, inpatriates and international employees means dealing with the differences in values, attitudes, expectations of both employees themselves, and the members of their families, and their larger communities. The international assignments can end up in disappointments and re-entries can face resistance. At the end of the course, the students should possess the knowledge about both general approaches and specific tools of managing these and other similar situations, and, moreover, they should be able to apply this knowledge in order to analyze the problems and offer efficient, theory-backed solutions for the real-world firms.
The core feature of this course is a strong focus on the link between theoretical concepts learnt during the lectures and their practical applications in the real world environments by real firms. In order to highlight this link, the theoretical concepts are being consistently explained using the multiple examples of international firms currently operating in the global environment. Even more importantly, during the course the students are supposed to work in small groups on the business cases illustrating the challenges and opportunities related to the HRM decisions of the international firms. Working through the histories of internationally well-known companies, analyzing the reasons for their failures and successes, students can use their knowledge in order to test the applicability of theoretical concepts and come with viable and scientifically-based solutions for the future.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The course is delivered primarily through lectures and team-based class presentations. Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in class discussions. Classroom participation is an important part of evaluation. A suggestion to read the assigned material from the reference books and articles, and to express opinions, comments, and insights relative to the discussion topic is to be made. The overall level of students' knowledge controlled by means of an open-questions exam taking part at the end of the semester.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance and Participation - 15% (min attendance 3/4 of classes)
Team-based project - 35%
Final Exam - 50%

Prüfungsstoff

Academic papers relevant for individual topics.
Lecture slides and handouts.

Literatur

Academic papers relevant for individual topics will be made available in the beginning of the semester.

DOWLING, P. J. (2013) International Human Resource Management, 6th Edition. Cengage Learning EMEA

Additional Readings:
HARZIG, A.K. (2014) International Human Resource Management, 4th Edition. Sage Publications Ltd (UK)
REES, G. (2014) Strategic Human Resource Management: An International Perspective. Sage Publications Ltd (UK)

Other Materials: Other class materials such as lecture slides and handouts are to be made available before the actual start of the classes / particular sessions.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 06.09.2019 09:47