Fundamentals of International HR Management (ILV)


Course lecturer:

 Barbara Stampf
Specialization AreaInternational Human Resource Management
Course numberM4.05171.20.531
Course codeIntHRMa
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

By the end of this course the students should:
understand the specific challenges of human resource management in an international environment
identify the main responsibilities and tasks of HR management during the expatriation and repatriation process
formulate strategies and policies for international HR management-related issues in multinational companies
critically assess the potential impact of HR strategies in different cultural and institutional contexts
evaluate recruitment, performance management and compensation practices in multinational companies

In this course, students will be familiarized with the specifics of human resource management in an international context. The topics covered include:

The role of international HR management in multinational companies
The impact of different cultural and institutional contexts on HR management
International recruitment strategies
International assignments, expatriation and repatriation
Compensations and benefits in an international context
Performance management strategies in multinational companies
Employment and HR practices across borders
Well-being of the international workforce (health, safety, crisis management, support systems)
Trends in international HR management

Briscoe, D. R., Schuler, R. S. and Tarique, I. (2011). International Human Resource Management: Policies and Practices for Multinational Companies. Abingdon/NY: Routledge.

Dowling, P. J., Festing, M., & Engle, A. (2013). International Human Resource Management. 6th ed. Andover: Cengage Learning.

Harzing, A.-W. & Pinnington, A. (2011). International Human Resource Management. 3rd ed. London/Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Horwitz, F. & Budhwar, P. (eds.) (2015). Handbook of Human Resource Management in Emerging Markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Kaufman, B. E. (ed.) (2014). The Development of Human Resource Management Across Nations: Unity and Diversity. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Stahl, G. K. & Björkman, I. (2006). Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Lecture, discussion, case studies

Class participation: 20%
Exam: 80%