The Global Context of Human Resource Development and Human Resource Management

Module code: LM7606

Module co-ordinator: Eimer Sparham

Module Outline

This module provides an overview of changes in the world economy brought about by globalisation. It considers the ways in which these changes have impacted on the organisation of production and employment in different societies and identifies the issues for HRM and HRD.

Topics covered

  • Changes in the world economy associated with globalisation
  • The role of international capital, labour and international institutions in the contemporary world economy, and their impact upon employment policy and practice
  • The role of HRM within multinational corporations
  • The impact of globalisation on national systems of HRD
  • Responses to the pressures brought about by globalisation


  • Four hours of lectures
  • One hour tutorial
  • 220 hours of guided independent studs


  • 4,000-5,000 word essay (100%)