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Module Code: MAN309
Module Title: Managing the Employment Relationship
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to explain to students the changing economic, social, political and technological environment of the employee-employer relationship. It clarifies the range and effect of a variety of internal factors within an organisation that may impact upon the employment relationship and how this is managed.
Learning outcomes 
A. Reflect upon the historical development of the employment relationship in China and how it integrates to Systems Theory Analysis and other contextual factors.

B. Demonstrate awareness of the roles of the various stakeholders in the employment relationship, and critically analyse the interactions between these parties.

C. Analyse the various employment relations processes and practices, and know how these can be linked to improve organizational outcomes.

D. Debate and analyse the role of convergence/divergence within the changing nature of the employment relationship in China, and how this relationship compares and contrasts to the relationship in companies and other countries.

E. Understand and critique the roles of various international institutions on the employment relationship, and the impact that those institutions may have on Chinese employment practices at the social, economic and political levels.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module is delivered on a weekly basis by lectures, during which students have the opportunity to apply theories and concepts in practice using a range of case studies and exercises.
Historical development of the employment relationship, in China and internationally.

The role of government in employment relations.

The role of management

The contribution of the trade union movement.

Conflict resolution, dispute resolution, collective bargaining and the role of arbitration.

The employment relationship in state-owned versus multi-national organisations.

A comparative overview of the employment relationship in China and other countries.

The International Labour Organisation and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   39        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Individual Report 25.00
2 Individual Presentation 15.00
3 Final Exam 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 9/30/2020 1:17:34 AM