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040836 VK EC GCM: Global Human Resources (VK) (2021W)

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

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


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

The first session on 6.10.2021 is planned to be held onsite. Depending on the epidemiological situation, this can be changed to online form on a short notice.
The final exam is taking place on 19.01.2022. It is to be held ONLINE (changed from onsite on the 12.01.2022).
If the attendance of the onsite sessions is not possible for the reasons related to the student's situation, this should be communicated to the instructor before the session and supported by the relevant evidence (as defined by the University of Vienna).

Mittwoch 06.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock (Vorbesprechung)
Mittwoch 13.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Mittwoch 20.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Mittwoch 10.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Mittwoch 17.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Mittwoch 24.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Mittwoch 01.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Mittwoch 15.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Mittwoch 12.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Mittwoch 19.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital


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 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 ionline lectures,
- final exam.
The grading scheme:
• Participation -15%
• Assignments - 15%
• Team Project- 35%
• Final Exam - 35%

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.
Minor changes to the grading scheme might be applied during the semester.


Final exam consists of several open-end questions covering all main topics discussed in the course.
The main sources for the preparation to the exam are the recordings of the lectures, lecture slides and handouts, as well as the presentations of the team projects and academic papers relevant for individual topics.


- 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: Fr 12.05.2023 00:13