UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EMPL5511 International Employment Relations

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit considers international employment relations by examining how global integration has reshaped the role of the state, employers, labour organisations, the status of citizens (or workers) and the character of work.These general themes are further explored with reference to particular country/regional 'cases' including Japan, the United States of America, the European Union and newly industrialising Asian economies. The unit seeks to expose students to theoretical frameworks to help them analyse current trends and developments, as well as develop a broad knowledge of contemporary international employment relations practices.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain major aspects of how employment relations systems in different countries and regions function; (2) describe and theorise key differences in employment relations between different countries and regions; (3) demonstrate an ability to write a comparative analysis of a major aspect of employment relations; (4) develop teamwork skills; and (5) justify an informed position on an aspect of international and comparative employment relations.
Assessment Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Michael Gillan
Contact hours lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/EMPL5511/SEM-1/2017

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