PGE 2A - Stratégie responsable et management interculturel des Ressources Humaines
Human Resources and socially responsible perspectives
Human resources
Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.

Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.
Students will understand state-of-the-art management concepts and tools and use them appropriately.
Students will implement appropriate methodologies to develop appropriate solutions for business issues.
LEARNING GOAL 3 : Students will demonstrate their understanding of practices reflecting ethical, diversity and sustainable development values in business organizations.
Students will identify and analyze issues relating to diversity, ethics and sustainable development in their business context.
LEARNING GOAL 4: Students will study and work effectively in a multicultural and international environment.
Students will analyze business organizations and problems in a multicultural and international environment


This course focuses on Human Resources Management and its socially responsible implications. It introduces Corporate Social Responsibility through an overview of its conceptual approach and its practical applications. In order to do that, corporate governance, stakeholders' theory and sustainable development will be developed under the point of view of Human Resources Management.

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- E-learning

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates
- Games (educational, role play, simulation)


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) Define concepts related to a general view of the corporation, such as corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.
  • - (level 3) Relate the practical aspects as well as the influence of such concepts to the activities of Human Resources Management within the organization.
  • - (level 5) Develop a critical approach of practices combining Social Responsibility and Human Resources Management.

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 4) analyze situations related to Human Resources Management and Corporate Social Responsibility related to organizations and its stakeholders.


Main topics to be discussed in class: ° Corporations: definitions, roles and expectations ° Corporate Governance ° From governance to sustainability: focus on actors, actions and motivations ° Sustainable development and CSR ° Human functions of business and the emergent alternatives on CSR ° The sustainable Human Resources Management

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Basic knowledge of vocabulary and definitions of concepts related to Human Resources Management, such as recruitment, remuneration, personnel evaluation, work conditions, social dialogue, career management, international HRM...

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

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Documents in all formats

- Newspaper articles
- Case studies/texts

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework


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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

Kim, K., J. R. Nofsinger & D. J. Mohr (2010), Corporate Governance, Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall.Noe, R. A., J. R. Hollenbeck, B. Gerhart & P. M. Wright (2015), Human Resource Management, United Kingdom: McGraw Hill. Stoner, A. F. & C. Wankel (eds.) (2010), Global sustainability as a business imperative, New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan.

De Stefano, Bagdadli & Camuffo (2018), The HR role in corporate social responsibility and sustainability: a boundary-shifting literature review, vol; 57, n° 2, p. 549-566. Fuentes-Garcia, F. J., J. M. Nunez-Tabales & R. Veroz-Herradon (2008), Applicability of Corporate Social Responsibility to Human Resources Management: perspective from Spain, Journal of Business Ethics, n° 82, p. 27–44. Gond, J. P., J. Igalens, V. Swaen & A. El Akremi (2011), The Human Resources contribution to responsible leadership: an exploration of the CSR–HR interface, Journal of Business Ethics, n° 98, p. 115–132. Tricker, B. (2015), Corporate governance: principles, policies, and practices, Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
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List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : To be defined
Written and oral (60 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 30 %
Details : Work in group to be presented both orally and written. Information about content, procedures and dates to be given in class. Any delay will result in penalty points.
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO1.2, LO1.3, LO3.1, LO4.2
Final evaluationExam week
Written (90 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 70 %
Details : Examen écrit en anglais/Written exam in English
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO1.2, LO1.3, LO4.2
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