Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management - CB935

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 2)
Autumn 7 15 (7.5) PROF Y Georgellis checkmark-circle


Topics are:
- Introduction to OB and HRM
- Strategic HRM
- Performance Management
- Strategic Recruitment and Selection
- Diversity and Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
- Organisational Culture and International HRM
- Reward Management
- Learning and Training at Work


This module appears in the following module collections.

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

Recommended Texts:

Baron, J.N. and Kreps, D.M. (1999) Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks for General Managers. John Wiley and Sons.

Bratton, J. and Gold, J. (2007) Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, (4th edition).

Kramar, R. and Syed, J. (2010). Human Resource Management in a Global Context: A Critical Approach. Palgrave Macmillan. (in press).

Kramar, R. & Syed, J. (2012). Human Resource Management in a Global Context: a critical approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

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 an understanding of organisational processes relevant for their employment in a variety of work settings
- Analyse key aspects of organisational behaviour and human resource management in different business and corporate settings.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key concepts, theories, policies and procedures that are commonly used by organisations 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.
- Recognise that the management of people is a function and task of all managers, not only personnel specialists.
- Identify current issues in organisational behaviour and human resource management.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Work in groups.
- Research sources of academic data (journals, on-line databases etc.).
- Critically engage with academic and practitioner literature.
- 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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