- Schedule of Classes - June 15, 2016 6:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - June 9, 2016 6:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.
Examines the human resource implications of managing workers across firm boundaries in increasingly complex production networks. Outsourcing, offshoring, spin-offs, and the use of temporary staffing agencies all create distinctive challenges for human resource management. Firms face issues of retaining employee knowledge and skills, coordinating HR policies across multiple subcontractors, and motivating workers on a variety of employment contracts – who in some cases work together within a workplace or virtually. Worker representatives find it increasingly difficult to negotiate or enforce collective agreements as the boundaries between firms and sectors become increasingly blurred. We will analyze these challenges and evaluate strategies to address them from a comparative and international perspective, using industry- and firm-based case studies from the US, Europe, and Asia.
When Offered Spring.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits GradeNoAud(Letter grades only (no audit))
Class Number & Section Details
- TRIves Hall 108
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