Course Objectives

  • Globalization, growing presence of multinationals with expatriate managers, cross border mergers and acquisitions and increasing diversity of workforce demands human resource to be more sensitive to cross–cultural issues and understanding of international approaches to dealing with people in organizations.
  • The course seeks to look at HRM in a broader, comparative and international perspective to deal with complex issues and manifold risks.

UNIT I International HRM

Approaches, Challenges in global labour market–Linking HR to International expansion strategies, Socio–cultural context– Human Resources in a Comparative Perspective


Culture and employee management issues , responding to diversity, challenges of localization, global integration, differentiation, Mastering expatriation, Cultural Factors/Issues in Performance Management


Institutional & Structural Context–Managing alliances and joint ventures, HR challenges in cross border Integrations–Legal issues in global workforce management, International Recruitment and Selection Staffing in International context, Developing International Staff and Multinational Teams –appraisal of expatriate, third and host country employees,


Issues in international performance management, international training, international compensation–approaches, composition, Approaches to International Compensation– Repatriation – Managing Global, Diverse Workforce– International Labour Standards


Social security systems across countries, emerging issues, International Labour Relations, HRM practices in different countries– Industrial Relations in a Comparative Perspective– Global Unions, Regional Integration and Framework Agreements– Emerging Trends in Employee Relations and Employee Involvement– HR/IR issues in MNCs and Corporate Social Responsibility

Learning Resources

  • International Human Resource Management by K. Aswathappa
  • International Human Resource Management–Peter J. Dowling–Cengage Learning India Private Limited
  • International Human Resource Management–Anne–WilHarzing, Ashly Pinnington

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