Strategic Human Resource Management
- Module code
- Module leader
- Yaqub Murray
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 40 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
The module has two blocks of study:
1. HRM and Strategy
The origins and development of strategic HRM in the UK, Europe and America. The development of academic models explored through the literature. An historical analysis, weighed up in terms of contemporary evidence for the changing and evolving nature of HRM, in particular an evaluation of the extent to which HRM is becoming more strategic.
2. Integrating change and HRM strategy
Management of change; concepts and approaches. Focus on the relationships between strategy, change and organisational transformation. Critical assessment and evaluation of current models. Change agents within change processes. Systems theory and complexity science as frameworks for the analysis of change and transformation.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Compare and contrast theories and models of strategic HRM and change.
- Show knowledge and understanding of academic literature on major models of strategic HRM and change using a variety of sources.
- Express critical judgement in group discussions and an assessed presentation and in the writing up of that presentation.
- Make a clear and persuasive presentation on the results of their research and investigatory work and respond effectively to questions on it.
|Oral assessment||Collaborative Exercise||60%|
|Coursework||Individual Learning Notes||40%|
Students should be familiar with all of the texts below:
- Hughes, M. (2010). Change Management: A Critical Perspective. CIPD.
- Marchington, M. and Wilkinson, A. (2008). Human Resource Management at Work: People Management and Development. CIPD.
- Robinson, I. (2006). Human Resource Management in Organisations. CIPD.
- Storey, J. (ed.) (2001). Human Resource Management, A Critical Text. (2nd edition) Thomson Learning.
- The Aston Centre For Human Resources (2008). Strategic Human Resource Management: Building Research Based Practice. CIPD.