GSBS6042

Employment Relations

10 Units

Explores the nature, regulation and management of the employment relationship in different business, cultural, legal, institutional and historical contexts. Focuses especially on the different ideological and intellectual perspectives on the employment relationship, the changing nature of employment and the labour market, the role of the state in regulating the employment relationship, different forms of employee representation (union and non-union), management strategy in employment relations, and the implications of different employment relations regimes for equity and efficiency at both company and national levels.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 3 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain key concepts in employment relations.
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation of key historical and cultural changes in the nature of work and the employment relationship.
  3. Analyse a range of laws, institutional structures and managerial practices in employment relations across countries.
  4. Apply the skills necessary to analyse problems and develop managerial solutions to employment relations problems at both national and workplace levels
Content
  1. Ideological and intellectual perspectives on the employment relationship.
  2. The changing nature of employment and the labour market.
  3. The role of the state in regulating the employment relationship.
  4. Employee representation (union and non-union).
  5. Management structures and strategy in employment relations.
  6. The processes of employment regulation.
  7. Globalisation and employment relations.
  8. The implications for different employment relations regimes for equity and efficiency at both company and national levels.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignment
  • Formal Examination: Formal Examination
  • Presentation: Group Presentation
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6042

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