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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
International MBA1S2English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)A.GIANGRECO
Intervenant(s)Antonio GIANGRECO

Pré requis

Having successfully completed the fundamentals of the IMBA.

Objectifs du cours

Understand the complexity deriving from managing people in a multinational company.
Comprehend the aim of HRM tools and the different approaches that multinational companies might adopt.
Properly and ethically use the main methodologies related to every HR operational system in an international context;
Lead personal and team analysis and develop critical thinking of the sustainable use of human resources operational systems in companies operating in international contexts.
Examine ethical issues involved in managing people in international organizations (AACSB Learning Objective).

Contenu du cours

Role of the HR function in a multinational company, and the required competencies. The HR policies. The complexity coming from an international context. Different approaches: HCN, PCN, TCN. Planning the workforce in a multinational company.
Recruitment and selection of multinational companies: advantages and disadvantages of different approaches. Diversity issues in the selection of HR. Discussion of a case study.
Issues and complexities in assessing performances across the world. Ethical issues in the use of HRM tools. Compensation systems: expatriates vs. locals. Gender discrimination in pay. The importance of pre-departure and post-departure training. Discussion of a case study.
Re-entry issues and the management of dual career couple. Gender stereotypes for expatraiates. Strategies evolution of companies going abroad.
Presentation by a guest.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent study
Group Project16,00  
Individual Project2,00   Exam
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings12,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Case study


Each session is organised mixing theoretical contents with practical applications (case study, exercises, etc.). Students are encouraged to lead personal and team analysis and to develop critical thinking of the use of human resources operational systems in companies operating in international contexts. Special attention is given to ethical and CSR issues in the management of HR.
Assessment based on individual and team exercises, case studies and final examination.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Final Exam
Written exam2,00165,00
Group Project2,00220,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Dowling, Festing & Engle. International Human Resources Management. Thomson, 7th edition. -

  • Collection of articles selected by the professors and avaialbel on -

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