Organisational Behaviour and HRM: a Global Perspective - BUSN9350

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) Yannis Georgellis checkmark-circle


This module provides an insight into the key concepts and theories of human resource management and organisational behaviour in an international context. It aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge for gaining an in-depth understanding of the links between HRM practices and organisational performance and the factors at play when managing employees globally.
Indicative topics are:

• Strategic management and International HRM
• Diversity and Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
• Gender in International Business and Management
• Managing a Global Workforce
• Organisational Culture Reward Management: International comparisons
• Expatriate Assignments and Adjustment Process
• Globalisation and HRM
• International Compensation


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 24
Private study hours: 126
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Individual essay - 3000 words (80%)
Group Presentation (20 %)

Reassessment methods
100% coursework

Indicative reading

Robbins & Judge (2019): Organizational Behavior, Global Edition, 18 E, ISBN – 9781292259239
Reiche, Harzing, and Tenzer (2019): International Human Resource Management, 5th Edition, ISBN - 9781526426970
Eden, L., & Gupta, S. F. (2017). Culture and context matter: gender in international business and management. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of organisational processes relevant for their employment in a variety of work settings internationally.
- Critically analyse key aspects of organisational behaviour and human resource management in different business, corporate and international settings.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key concepts, theories, policies and procedures that are commonly used by organisations worldwide in managing human resources.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the link between HRM strategies and policies and the broader issues of organisational performance and the business environment in different organisational settings.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge that the management of people is a function and task of all managers, not only personnel specialists.
- Critically assess current issues in organisational behaviour and human resource management globally.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences and/or using a variety of methods
- Undertake in-depth research into sources of academic data (journals, on-line databases etc.).
- Critically engage with academic and practitioner literature.
- Critically analyse case studies.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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