Strategic and International Management of Human Resources (271171)

Learning Outcomes

Throughout this course each student should understand the international context in which organizations operate, acquire skills for critical analysis and understanding of organizational variables and, understand their influence on the attitudes and behaviour of people.
Specific Goals 
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
•    To recognize the main features of a globalized environment.
•    To recognize and distinguish the different human resources management practices applied in international contexts.
•    Develop action plans aimed at international human resources.
•    Identify the factors that intervene in these plans.
•    Use different techniques and methodologies in various international contexts.

Study Program

1.    Introduction to globalization
2.    Cultural Awareness and Implications
3.    The enduring context of IHRM
4.    The organizational context
5.    Diversity Management
6.    IHRM: Sustaining international business operations
7.    Global HR issues (HRM in the host country context, Performance Management)
8.    Recruiting and selecting staff globally
9.    Training and development
10.    Adjustment in the host country and compensation
11.    Re-entry and career issues


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