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MGMT71-301: International Human Resource Management September 2017 [Standard]

General information

The subject provides an overview of the cross-cultural and human resource management issues related to managing employees in a global organisation. Topic areas will include the effects of culture on organisational behaviour, cross-cultural communication and negotiation, managing multicultural teams, selecting expatriates, training expatriates, appraising the performance of expatriates, expatriate compensation system, social & ethical issues in global business. Please note the CODE for this subject was previously IBUS71-604


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:MGMT71-301
Subject title:International Human Resource Management
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Seminar 1
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - Study time and reviewing materials


Prescribed resources:
  • Marion Festing,Allen D. Engle (2013). International Human Resource Management. 6th, Cengage Learning College , 400. 10
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Explain the issues involved and recommend appropriate practice in the areas of staffing, employee development, performance management, and compensation in international firms.
  2. Discuss how human resource practices and industrial relations systems vary across countries.
  3. Describe how to be strategic in the management of human resources.
  4. Describe and analyze the impact of cultural, legal, social, political, economic and technological environmental contexts on (international) human resource management.
  5. Describe and analyze the processes involved in communicating and negotiating across cultures.
  6. Describe and analyze the processes involved in leadership and teamwork in cross-cultural settings.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Class Participation Class Participation/Conduct 5% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
In-Class Quiz - Individual Progress Assessment Tests -Wk 4 and Wk 9 20% Week 4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Project § Group Project 25% Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Oral Presentation In-Class Presentation 10% In Consultation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final Examination 40% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Study information

Submission procedures

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Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

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Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

No required readings

Required Readings: Osland and Bird (2000), Beyond sophisticated stereotyping: Cultural sensemaking in context. Academy of Management Executive, Vol. 14, No. 1

Required Readings: Salk, J. (1997), 'Partners and Other Strangers: Cultural Boundaries and Cross-Cultural Encounters in International Joint Venture Teams', International Studies of Management and Organization, 26/4 Winter 96-7: 48-72

Required Readings: Javidan, et al (2006) In the Eye of the Beholder: Cross Cultural Lessons in Leadership from Project GLOBE. The Academy of Management Perspectives, 20(1), 67-90

Required Readings: Textbook: Chapter 5:Sourcing Human Resources for Global Markets

Required Readings: Textbook: Chapter 5:Sourcing Human Resources for Global Markets

Required Readings: Textbook:Chapter 8: 'International Compensation' ; Article by Lowe, K.B., Milliman, J, De Cieri, H. and Dowling P.J. (2002),

Gamble (2006), Introducing Western Style HRM practices to China™, Journal of World Business, 41/4:328-343

Required Readings: Textbook: Chapter 9: 'International Industrial Relations'

Required Readings: Textbook: Chapter 6: 'International Performance Management'

Required Readings: Inkpen, A.C. (2008), ˜Knowledge Transfer and International Joint Ventures: The Case of Nummi and General Motors™, Strategic Management Journal, 24/9,447-453

Required Readings: Textbook: Chapter 10: 'IHRM Trends'.

Approved on: Aug 2, 2017. Edition: 1.1