Module title: Organisational Change Management (Hong Kong)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM09913
Module leader: Rowan Steele
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rowan Steele
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
At the beginning of the trimester the Edinburgh Napier staff member will deliver a series of lectures. Thereafter students will be supported by a Local Tutor who will deliver a series of tutorials which have been developed by the module leader - where appropriate the Local Tutor provides the local context/examples etc. Students are supported by flexible learning materials which have been developed by the Edinburgh Napier teaching team.

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module will be taught by lectures and tutorials (LO 1-4). Tutorials will involve group activities, case study exercises and student presentations. Tutorial times will also be used to provide guidance on the assessments, through academic writing workshops and exam question practice sessions (LO 1-4).

embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Students will develop their problem-solving, group working, presentation and time management skills. They will be required to carry out independent research for their tutorials and assignments. The academic writing workshop will develop their researching, analytical and referencing skills.

assessment (formative and summative):
Summative: Students are assessed by an individual report, and a final exam.
Formative: Tutorial topics will reflect the content of the reports. Students may submit a draft of their report for feedback on academic writing style. Students will also have the opportunity to submit an exam answer for feedback.

research/ teaching linkages:
Students will be required to carry out independent research to complete their assessments, and also in preparation for tutorials. They will be guided towards relevant academic sources during lectures. Where members of the teaching team have conducted research in relevant areas, this will be used to inform their teaching.

supporting equality and diversity:
All module materials will be on Moodle, and can be provided in advance if required. A flexible approach will be taken in order to best meet the needs of individual students.

International examples will be used in class. Recommended textbooks also provide an international perspective.

Formative Assessment:
Tutorial sessions, Web-exs

Summative Assessment:
Assignment and Exam

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 171
Online On-demand Webinar 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1 and 2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 3&4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will critically assess theories of organisational culture and the psychological contract. It will analyse the principles of organisational development, and discuss the concepts of the learning organisation and Knowledge Management within the context of organisational change. It will examine a range of tools and techniques which can facilitate the change process, based on a number of theoretical models.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate the different perspectives which can be taken in analysing the employment relationship and fundamental issues relating to power balance between interest groups and/or individuals
LO2: Critically evaluate the implications of recent developments in HRM for the organisation and the employment relationship
LO3: Analyse practices and processes adopted in the management of the employment relationship (collective bargaining and consultation, and employee discipline and grievance) and how these are shaped by different contexts, including the legislative framework.
LO4: Demonstrate a critical awareness of the differences between forms of employee involvement and participation, including the different expectations of stakeholders and interest groups.

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