PGE 2A - Stratégie responsable et management interculturel des Ressources Humaines
Strategic Human Resource Management and Innovation
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 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 2 : Students will develop advanced-level managerial skills.
Students will work collaboratively in a team.
Students will participate in a decision-making process in a critical way.
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.


This course is an introduction and a general outline of the topic. It aims to provide students with an overview of Human Resource Management (HRM) related to the strategic goal of innovation and differentiation. Students who wish to deepen their knowledge and specialize in the field of HRM will have to complete additional courses or request additional readings. We will adopt several approaches but particularly that of a general manager and focus primarily on how to think strategically about the main aspects of managing the organization’s human assets in businesses. In this context, it is more and more each manager’s responsibility to make decisions regarding issues such as recruitment, training, or appraisal. Therefore, it is the aim of this course to provide students with a better understanding of accurate and appropriate HRM practices in order to allow people to succeed in their roles as well as to contribute to firm performance and to make employees satisfied at work. Students will work on a group project to define an HR policy that meets an innovative goal.

Teaching methods


- Lectures

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 2) Discuss some possibilities and problems regarding the choice and implementation of HRM strategies in organizations
  • - (level 3) Demonstrate a knowledgeable understanding of HRM concepts
  • - (level 4) Question and evaluate the impacts of HR policies
  • - (level 4) Analyze and Diagnose the HR policy of a company and discuss its link with the business strategy

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
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Session 1: Fundamentals in Human Resource Management Strategy and Innovation Session 2: Strategic HRM and Performance Session 3: Tutoring - Final Project Session 4: Employment policy to innovate Session 5: Compensation and rewards programs Session 6: HR Development: growth your talents Session 7: Employee participation and the benefits to innovate Session 8: Tutoring Session 9: Conclusion and discussion on the final projects

No prerequisite has been provided

Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Basics in Management of HRM

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Case studies/texts

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework
- Assessments


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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management (available on scholarvox) Human Resource Management, Social Innovation and Technology

Baron, J. N. & Kreps, D. M. (1999). Strategic Human Resources, frameworks for general managers, John Wiley & Sons Dessler G. (2007). Human Resource Management, Pearson Education (11th edition) Chris Rees, Tony Edwards, 2010, International Human Resource Management Globalization, National Systems and Multinational Companies, 2nd Edition, Nov 2010

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 1Last class
Oral (10 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 15 %
Details : Perform a group presentation called 'Food for thoughts'
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.2, LO2.1, LO2.2
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : A définir
Written (60 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 20 %
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.2, LO1.3, LO2.1, LO2.2
Final evaluationLast class
Written (45 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 30 %
Details : 3 questions related to the final project and core course concepts
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.2, LO2.1, LO2.2
Final evaluationLast class
Oral (10 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 35 %
Details : FINAL PROJECT (a digital presentation to upload to Moodle in-class debate)
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.2, LO1.3, LO2.1, LO2.2, LO3.1
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