International Human Resource Management

In this programme you will study the interplay of factors in the international and domestic environment of the organisation, the strategy and goals of the organisation and its issues in reaching these, HRM issues and instruments. Examples of be the labour market, legislations, unions, culture, political systems, economy and legal systems.

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  • Semester: Spring

  • Credits: 15 ECTS

  • Level: 3rd year

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In this programme you will deal with a distinct content area each week.

The themes are:

  • Introduction to International Human Resource Management (IHRM);
  • Strategic Management, Internationalisation and IHRM;
  • Managing Knowledge in multinational firms;
  • Leadership in the international context;
  • Global Performance Rating;
  • Rewarding in the international context and Sustainability related to HRM.

These themes are leading for the lectures, cases and guest lectures. We will invite several guests who are experts in IHRM themes. Students will write a literature review concerning an IHRM subject of their choice using books, internet, journals and magazines. Besides that they are expected to write an advice for the top management of a fictitious company in the UK (module assignment).

Organising interactive Student-Led Seminars is part of the students job. Each group explores the topic “Doing business in....(a country of their choice)”.

Students will visit Microsoft in Amsterdam and a Dutch company (HZPC) which is doing international business. Additionally 8 guest lectures are given during the programme IHRM.

  • Location: Leeuwarden
  • Semester: Spring
  • Credits: 15 ECTS
  • Level: 3rd year
  • Examination: Learner Reports, module assignment, literature review, SLS presentation and CBL-participation
  • Available places:  [HGvd1]  max. 24 participants
  • Entry requirements: for students from Business Administration