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040197 VK EC GCM: Global Human Resources (VK) (2019S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 14.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 21.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 28.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 04.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 11.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 02.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 09.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 16.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 23.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 06.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 13.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 27.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Human resource management is playing the main function in any companies and organizations. The goal is to utilize human capital effectively through managerial actions in a company. The HRM involves more than planning for recruitment, dismissal, training and compensation, but also leadership, culture and corporate values. In the global business environment, the HRs of multinational enterprises (MNC/MNE) have to support their corporate strategies, and deal with employees who are coming from different countries with different ethnic/cultural backgrounds.

Thus, this course aims to provide students with the nature of human resource management in multinational enterprises. By the end of the course students will: 1. have a comprehensive aspect of global human resource management, 2. understand the HR’s key functions, principles applying to MNC, 3. know the basic problems in global human resource management.

1. What is human resource management and how it functions in multinational enterprises
2. Culture and cross-cultural management
3. Motivation and rewarding in multinational enterprises
4. Leadership, training, and team building in global environment

All course materials (readings and cases) will be available on Moodle.

Textbooks:
Harzing, A., Pinnington, A. (2014). International Human Resource Management. 4th. London: SAGE.

Wilton, N. (2013) An Introduction to Human Resource Management. 2nd. London: SAGE.

Assessment and permitted materials

The course works mainly are: participation (80% attendance is required) group works (include one presentation, one case analysis report, and one assignment), and a final exam.

Class participation
10%
Presentation
Case analysis report
Assignment 20%
15%
10%
Final exam 45%

The final grade will be derived from the cumulative point system.

1 Excellent
2 Very good
3 Satisfied
4 Pass
5 Fail

Students who MUST fulfill the attendance of 80%, are allowed to participate the final exam.

Presentation:
Each group will be responsible to present one of the cases. Students should team up and choose their cases during the first lesson. During the presentation, students should introduce the background of the case, analyze the issues by using relevant models or theories, and give your opinions and suggestions. After the presentation, a discussion will be opened for all other students. The group, which works on the analysis report of the same case, will be required to ask questions first.

Case analysis report:
The case analysis report requires students to give a brief introduction of the case, adopt relevant models or theories to analyze the issues and problems, and provide a discussion for suggestions. Each group should submit the case analysis report before the last lesson of the semester. The report should not be more than 10 pages.

Assignment:
Each group should submit one assignment before the end of the semester. It requires to answer two questions in the case study. (max. 5pages)

Final exam:
It is an open book exam. Students are only allowed to take this course materials and paper-dictionary. Mobile phones and electronic devices are not allowed to use during the exam. The final exam will be held in the last lesson of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list


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Last modified: Fr 06.09.2019 09:47