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Employment Relations and Asia Pacific Contexts (MBS624)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description This unit examines and compares the employment relations systems and environments in a number of Asian Pacific countries. Using a number of theoretical frameworks, the various approaches to employment relations in different countries are analysed and compared. The significance of the countries' cultural and historical context is also considered. The impact of globalisation and the role of international stakeholders, such as multi-national companies and global unions, is also examined.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the broad patterns of international employee relations in relation to the practices, institutions and the parties involved.
2. Critically analyse the major features of employment relations systems in different Australasian countries
3. Using a theoretical framework evaluate the political, social, environmental and economic factors impacting upon employee relations in different countries
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features, with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Workshop participation 20%
Workshop presentation (includes written summary) or written essay 30%
Final Exam 50%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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