Critical analysis of HRM practices on employee performance in the Banking sector of Pakistan and the UK.
International Human Resource Management
Form of Assessment Weight
1 500 Word Proposal 15%
2 2500 Word Essay 85%
Critically discuss an International HRM issue from the perspective of two different countries ideally on different continents. Whist not barring you from including your own country, your focus should ideally be on other countries to maximise your own learning.
All students should critique/apply:
a focus on International HRM theory, e.g. IHRM models, convergence/divergence debates etc.
one specific HRM topic area with attention to relevant literature on that specific topic in an international context (e.g. one out of: managing multicultural workforces; employment relations; global talent management; human resource development; performance management; leadership; management styles etc. – look at the module syllabus for ideas);
two separate national cultures / contexts from different continents with attention to cultural and environmental analysis models;
one case study organisation, industry or sector as appropriate for contextualisation.
500 word proposal
You must write a 500 word (+/- 10%) proposal introducing and justifying the content and approach to be taken in your final essay. Weeks 1-4/5 of the programme are designed to give you the foundations of International HRM issues and you are expected to draw on your learning from Weeks 1-4/5 in your proposal where appropriate.
Additionally, for your proposal, you are expected to carry out further individual reading on your preferred International HRM topic area / countries by a) engaging with the core or recommended textbooks and relevant chapter(s), and
b) carrying out a literature search using the Library search facilities to identify and read the abstracts / introductions of peer-reviewed journal articles. Your proposal should reflect both taught and self-directed learning.
For your proposal, please use the marking criteria provided and write to these five sections:
Aim and Objectives
References 1 (sources used in your introduction – not included in word count)
References 2 (preliminary list of additional sources to be used in preparing your final essay – not included in word count)