Core Module Information
Module title: Global Employment Practices

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

Module code: HRM10101
Module leader: Jennifer O'Neil
School The Business School
Subject area group: Human Resource Management

To study this modules you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or to have passed this module
Human Resource Management Practice (HRM09101) or Introduction to HRM (HRM08101)
Knowledge of HR practice in the domestic context at SCQF Level 8 or 9

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and practical implications of international approaches to employment. The module begins by defining and evaluating models of HRM. The growth of interest in comparative employment practice is explained by reference to debates surrounding internationalisation and globalisation. The concept of a 'global workforce' and convergence v divergence debates are also assessed. The module then appraises comparative approaches to core employment practices - staffing, reward, training and development and labour relations. To help students understand the diversity of practice suitable cultural models and the development of national systems of production and employment are critically explored. The second part of the module examines conceptual and practical issues arising from the internationalisation of business. Firstly, ethical issues such as corporate social responsibility and those surrounding labour practices in developing countries are critically assessed. Then the approach of Multinational Companies to employment, their impact on 'local' practices and the future of diversity are assessed. The module concludes with a summary and revision session.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine models of international HRM and differences between domestic and international HRM
LO2: Develop a critical awareness and understanding of current international approaches to employment practice
LO3: Develop a critical awareness of the impact of cross-cultural differences and national systems of production on international employment practice
LO4: Assess ethical issues arising from the internationalisation of employment.
LO5: Apply critical understanding of comparative employment practice to 'real life' case studies
LO6: Develop report writing skills and the ability to debate and discuss critical issues in HRM.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jennifer O'Neil
Module Organiser:

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 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 3,5,6 8 , WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HRM10101 - Global Employment Practices