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:
- Clearly articulate the differences between domestic and international human resource management through a variety of skill-based activities.
- Identify and synthesize complex topics within 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 an IHRM issue.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussion Board Postings (Weeks 1-8) - 10 pts per week
Individual Writing Assignments (Weeks 1-8) - 10 pts per week
Case Analysis (select one of the seven cases at the end of the book) (Week 7)
Video Review (Week 8)
Final Reflection / Application Paper (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore
- Dowling, P.J., M. Festing & A.D. Engle. International Human Resource Management. 6th ed. Revised. Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN-13: 9781408032091
(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.
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: Mergers and Acquisitions and Sourcing Human Resources
Topic: International Performance Management
Topic: International Training and Development
Topic: International Compensation
Topic: International Industrial Relations/Performance Management
Topic: IHRM Trends
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.