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School of Economics and Political Science
ECONOMICS
Course unit
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL FIRMS
ECM0013187, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ECONOMICS
EP2093, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL FIRMS
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLO GUBITTA SECS-P/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/10 Business Organisation 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second trimester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 08/01/2018
End of activities 09/03/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione AA 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 GUBITTA PAOLO (Presidente)
CAMPAGNOLO DIEGO (Membro Effettivo)
GIANECCHINI MARTINA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of business management.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at providing the students the following competencies and knowledge:
(1) understand the nature of HRM in international firms and appreciate how and why it has become so critical to competitiveness
(2) develop greater sensitivity and confidence in our own capacity to effectively impact the HRM process when working across cultures
(3) develop a global mindset by experiencing, verbalizing, and writing thoughtfully about different cultures and human resource issues impacting diverse environments while maintaining a linkage for mutual benefit.
Examination methods: The evaluation will be based on the knowldge of the topics covered on the lessons, on the in-class participation and on the individual ability to discuss international HRM issues.
Assessment criteria: Written Examinations
Group Case Analysis (in-class exercises)
Assignments (homework exercises)
Course unit contents: Human Resource Management for International Firms provides an introduction to the critical issues facing organizations in simultaneously managing their human resources at home and abroad. The course focuses on the connection between corporate strategy and the effective management of human resources. Following a functional approach, the course will review specific cases of planning, staffing, appraising, training and development, and compensation practices for international firms.
The topics covered are:
- International firms: management and structure
- Meeting Human Resources Requirements (Job Analysis, Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection)
- Developing Effectiveness in HR (Training and development, Performance appraisal)
- Managing compensation and benefit
Additional notes about suggested reading: There will be a textbook which references will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)