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Perspectives on Human Resource Management, 10 credits, Spring

Course code: 722A30

N.B This course is cancelled after spring semester 2014.

Students from previous years who need to complete examinations in order to pass the course have the possibility to do this:

Final take-home exam: Two extra opportunities to take the final take-home exam will be organized if needed before the course is finally cancelled. Students are required to contact course director Karin Bredin at least one week before the start of the home-exam to sign up and get instructions.

  1. 27-30 April 2015 (sign up before 20 April 2015)
  2. 8-11 June 2015 (sign up before 1 June 2015)

Seminars and activities: If you need to complete this examination to pass the course, please contact course director Karin Bredin for more information. Students have the possibility to complete examinations on this course until 15 June 2015, which is one year after the formal cancelling of the course.

Course director

Karin Bredin (teacher/examinator)


phone number: 013-281558

Course period


Course description

This course will develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of Human Resource Management (HRM) from different perspectives and in different contexts. The basic assumption is that HRM is central for any business context, and this particular side of management will be illustrated from various angles. The students will be introduced to the HRM concept, its background and definitions, and to fundamental schools within the HRM field of research. We will then pay particular attention to four perspectives. The first two perspectives relate to HRM in specific organisational contexts: (1) Project-based organisations and (2) Public organisations and non-profit organisations. The last two perspectives relate to HRM in a wider societal and international context: (3) HRM and societal trends, and (4) International HRM.


Link to course literature list (PDF, there might be minor revisions)

Forms of examination

Link to study guide 2014 (PDF, might be revised during the course)

Examination dates

Take-home exam 2-5 June 2014.

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Last updated: Mon Mar 30 14:00:44 CEST 2015