19-20 MN3271: International Human Resource Management

The world is integrating as businesses locate cross-nationally, and employees and managers move through the multinational company from one country to another. Both the firm and human resource management (HRM) are being spatially stretched. This poses important questions for the management of human resources within the firm: are local or home-based management practices, or some global set of practices, most suited to local workplaces? How do managers and employees from different countries work together? To what extent do multinational companies act as agents of knowledge transfer in a globalising economy? Answers to these questions are critical to the future of work, as that future comes to reflect a more globalised workplace, with standards and ideas about authority relations, payment systems and types of recruitment drawn from different sources and not just the nation state. This course will examine these issues through practical examples, case studies and the latest research.