International Human Resource Management

Course code IRHR3540
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


Aims to develop a critical understanding of the role and functions of the various human resource activities within multinational corporations (MNC). It provides an overview of the impact of globalisation and varieties of capitalism in shaping international human resource management practices in MNCs. In doing so, the course addresses the literature in International Human Resource Management and the strategic management of human resources in MNCs. The field of International HRM is a relatively new area of academic/professional interest and the course will draw on case studies and selected readings. Case studies will be used to expose students to the various human resource management issues in the management of people in MNCs in an international context.



  • Semester 2 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the role of the HR Manager in an International context

2. Describe Human Resource activities in an International Context

3. List and explain the differences between domestic and international HRM

4. Explain the importance of cultural sensitivity in an international assignment

5. Cra5. Critically appraise the impact of cultural and contextual factors in shaping human resource practices in MNCs

6. From the literature form an opinion and express a logically argued view regarding the adequacy of HR systems in international organisations


  1. What Is IHRM ?
  2. International Workplaces & Cultural Differences
  3. IHRM & Corporate Strategy
  4. Cross cultural Training & Development
  5. Recruitment & Selection of International Employees
  6. Performance Management of International Assignees
  7. Compensation & Repatriation of Expatriates
  8. Issues In International Industrial Relations
  9. Varieties of capitalism
  10. National business systems
  11. Cross-border alliances
  12. HRM in host-country context
  13. Future trends and challenges in IHRM

Assumed Knowledge


Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Staffing International Operations

Written Assignment: Countries Case Study

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks