Employment Relations

Course code GSBS6042Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Explores the nature, regulation and management of the employment relationship in different business, cultural, legal, institutional and historical contexts. Focuses especially on the different ideological and intellectual perspectives on the employment relationship, the changing nature of employment and the labour market, the role of the state in regulating the employment relationship, different forms of employee representation (union and non-union), management strategy in employment relations, and the implications of different employment relations regimes for equity and efficiency at both company and national levels.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2007, 2006, 2005
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify and explain key concepts in employment relations.
2. Demonstrate an appreciation of key historical and cultural changes in the nature of work and the employment relationship.
3. Analyse a range of laws, institutional structures and managerial practices in employment relations across countries.
4. Apply the skills necessary to analyse problems and develop managerial solutions to employment relations problems at both national and workplace levels
Content1. Ideological and intellectual perspectives on the employment relationship.
2. The changing nature of employment and the labour market.
3. The role of the state in regulating the employment relationship.
4. Employee representation (union and non-union).
5. Management structures and strategy in employment relations.
6. The processes of employment regulation.
7. Globalisation and employment relations.
8. The implications for different employment relations regimes for equity and efficiency at both company and national levels.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Lecture
Seminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Presentations - Group
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term