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International Human Resources Management (2 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: L0543
Acronym: L0543
Level: 1st Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): Portuguese, English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 36.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 37.0 h/sem 113.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites None
Objectives The course of International Human Resource Management (IHRM) is designed to introduce students to the management of human resources in an international setting. The course explores the nature of IHRM and distinguishes international from national HR practices. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a systematic view of the basic problems inherent in IHRM.
Program 1.The Multinational Enterprise - context, strategy and structure
 a.The international context
 b.Strategy in multinational enterprises
 c.The multinational structure
2.The context of International Human Resource Management
 a. Comparative Human Resource Management
 b. The cultural factor in IHRM
 c. The challenges of IHRM
 d. Managing diversity
 e. Strategic Human Resource Management in multinational enterprises
3. Managing staff within a multinational context
 a.Global staffing
 b.Training and development of international staff
 c.Compensating the global staff
 d.Global performance management
 e.Global leadership and global mindset
4. Global careers management
 a.Expatriate adjustment
5.Global business ethics
 a. Ethical frameworks
 b. Different or wrong - global ethical dilemma
Evaluation Method - Group assignments - total of 45%
o There will be 3  group assignments with the following weights:
 Assignment 1 - 5,0%
 Presentation - 5,0%
 Assignment 2 - 5,0%
 Assignment 3 - 30,0%
- Final written test - 60%
Students who take under 8 values in any of the group assignments, or more than 20% of absenteeism will be excluded from continuous evaluation.
Students excluded from continuous evaluation can take the final exam (100%).
Teaching Method To contribute to the acquisition of the intended skills it will be used the following learning methodologies:
1.Expositional: presentation of the theoretical reference frames
2.Participative: analysis and resolution of application exercises, case studies, and discussion of reading texts
3.Active: realization of group works
4.Self-study: autonomous work by the student, as is contemplated in the Class Planning

Basic Bibliographic - International human resource management, Harzing, A. & Pinnington, A. (2015), (4th Edition) Sage
- International human resource management,Dowling, P. J., Festing, M. & Engle, A. D. (2013), (6th Edition) Cengage Learning
- Handbook of research in international human resource management
(Editors) Stahl, Gunter K., Bjorkman, I. & Morris, S. (2012)
(2nd Edition). Eduard EOAar.
Complementar Bibliographic - Readings and cases in international human resource management and organizational behavior
(Editors) Stahl, G., Mendenhall, M. & Oddou, G. (2012), (5th Edition). Routledge.
- Handbook of research in international human resource management
(Editors) Stahl, Gunter K., Bjorkman, I. & Morris, S. (2012), (2nd Edition). Eduard Elgar.
- International human resource management: an integrated approach
(Editors) Harzing, A. & Ruysseveldt, J. (1995), Sage Publications
- Managing across borders, the international solution Bartlett, C. & Ghoshal, S. (1998), Harvard Business School Press
- Cultures Consequences, comparing values, behaviors and organizations across nations, Hofstede, G. (2001), (2nd Edition) Sage Publications