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JO023032 JOS3/KVS17 International Human Resource Management 6 ECTS
Organised by
Management and Organisation
Person in charge
Anni Paalumäki

Learning outcomes

This course provides an understanding of the distinctive nature of the management of human resources in international contexts. The course deepens the students' knowledge on topical areas in international human resource management (IHRM), as well as relevant research settings and dominant theoretical perspectives of IHRM. After completing the course the students are able to understand complexities, opportunities and challenges pertaining to international HRM. The students are also able to define and illustrate the key components of IHRM, to explain the impact of national and cultural factors on the IHRM practices, to understand the strategic and functional roles of IHRM, and to recognize the external forces (e.g. political and economic changes) that have the potential to shape IHRM. In addition, the students learn to diagnose international HRM issues critically and analytically.


This course provides a research-based understanding of the major issues in IHRM through selected literature. Students learn the policies and practices of IHRM as utilized by multinational enterprises (MNE). Specific topics include strategic HRM issues, work and labor regulation, issues related to host, home and third country nationals, knowledge management, development, resourcing, performance management, compensation, expatriation and repatriation. The course also considers how IHRM appears to be developing and changing in relation to issues of social responsibility and sustainability.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English

No lectures. E-exams will be available during the academic year 2017-2018. No course registration, register only for to the e-exam. For further information, please see the course Moodle site.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4th or 5th year

Study materials

 1. Harzing, A.-W. K., & Pinnington, A. (2011). International Human Resource Management (3rd ed.). London: Sage. (ISBN-13: 978-1847872937)

2. Stahl., G.K., & Björkman, I. (2006, eds.). Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar. (ISBN-13: 978-1847202581)

Further information

The course is equivalent to the previous course JO023031 JOS3/KVS17 Kansainvälinen henkilöstövoimavarojen johtaminen.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Valinnaiset opinnot (Management and Organisation)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Valinnaiset opinnot (International Business)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Syventävät opintojaksot (Management and Organisation)
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Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science
Information Systems Science
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