Cross-Cultural Human Resource Management

This module deals with the responsibilities of senior executives for the effective management and utilization of human resources. The module will also deal with critical HR issues arising from new business challenges of the 21st century, such as anticipated demographic and value changes in the labor force, business diversification and globalization, organizational reorienting and restructuring, and working relationships and corporate cultures in the process of transition. The central perspective is the cross-cultural management of people within Asian businesses. Topics include: the design and management of personnel systems; planning, employee development and retention, staff appraisal and the design of rewards systems employee relations and collective bargaining; the implications of an aging population for human resources planning and management; and comparative perspectives on HRM; and managing professional employees, whose competencies and specialized knowledge increasingly determine and sustain competitive advantage.

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