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International Human Resource
product: 4273 | course code: c252|c352
International Human Resource Management
Centre for Financial and Management Studies,
SOAS, University of London
First Edition 2008, 2010
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Centre for Financial & Management Studies, SOAS, University of London.
International Human Resource
Course Introduction and Overview
1 Course Objectives 3
2 The Authors 4
3 Course Structure 4
4 Learning Objectives 5
5 Study Materials and Resources 6
6 Teaching and Learning Strategy 6
7 Assessment 7
International Human Resource Management
2 University of London
Course Introduction and Overview
Centre for Financial and Management Studies 3
1 Course Objectives
This course aims to introduce you to the study and practice of International
Human Resource Management (IHRM). To benefit from this, you need, of course, to have a basic understanding of Human Resource Management
(HRM) itself. HRM has developed from personnel management, but instead of concentrating primarily on the hiring and firing of staff, it is the strategic and coherent approach to the overall management of an organisation’s most valued assets – the people working there who contribute to the objectives of the business1. Its main aim is to develop personnel policies that improve employee relations at work. This course will, therefore, begin with an examination of the history and nature of Human Resource Management, before embedding it in its international context.
In Unit 1, you will learn about the main tasks involved in HRM:
• human resource planning
• job…...

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