This course will focus on the large scope and complexity of HRM (Human Resource Management) and IHRM (International Human Resources Management) by defining, exploring, and uncovering the differences between domestic and international HRM, and managing people in a global economy. Topics that will be discussed included: organizational context, the context of cross-border alliances and SMEs, staffing international operations for sustained global growth, recruiting and selecting staff for international assignments, international training and development, international compensation, re-entry and career issues, IHRM in the host-country context, international industrial relations, performance management, and IHRM trends. (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate the differences between domestic and international human resource management through a variety of skill-based activities.
- Identify and synthesize complex topics within international human resource management (IHRM) which include: Organizational context, international growth, various approaches to staffing international operations, uncovering the role of the global manager, explaining the issues related to training and developing expatriates, and issue relating to HRM and work practices in the host-country context.
- Discuss the complexities that arise when firms move from compensation at the domestic level to compensation in an international context.
- Identify the basic components of a performance management system that is conscious of and responds to the organizational, national, and international elements.
- Examine and evaluate how international competitive pressures are affecting localpractices and the economic and ethical implications.
- Demonstrate the ability to construct logical/sound arguments that utilize critical thinking and writing skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to research, write, and present a term paper and presentation on international human resource management (IHRM) issue.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussion (10 Points Each, Weeks 1-8)
Reflection Papers (10 Points Each, Weeks 1-8)
Case Study Analysis (Week 7)
Video Review (Week 8)
Final Paper (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- Thomas, David C. and Mila B. Lazarova. Essentials of International HR Management. Sage Publications, Inc., 2014. ISBN-13: 9781412995917
(Note: These books will not be available through bookstore.)
- Harzing, A.W. & Ruysseveldt. International Human Resource Management 2nd ed. Sage, 2004
- Bamber, G.J., Lansbury, R.D. & Wailes, N. eds. International and Comparative Employment Relations: Globalisation and the Developed Market Economies 4th ed. Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2004.
- Bamber, G.J., Park, F., Lee, C., Ross, P.K. & Broadbent, K. Employment Relations in the Asia Pacific: Changing Approaches, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2000.
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th Ed., 2010. ISBN-13: 9781433805615
- Perrin. The Pocket Guide to APA Style. 4th Ed. Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2012. ISBN-13: 9781305969698
- It is highly recommendation that students utilize Charter Oak’s library for information/research purposes.
Readings and Exercises
Topic: Introduction to International Human Resource Management
Topics: The Cultural and Organizational Context of International Human Resources Management
Topics: HRM Across Boundaries, and Mergers & Acquisitions
Topics: Global Staffing and Global Human Resource Development
Topics: Global Performance Management and Compensation
Topics: International Mobility and Global Careers
Topics: International Employee Representation and Corporate Global Responsibility
Topic: Managing People in a Global Economy
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.