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

Développer un management à impact grâce aux connaissances et aux outils les plus récents dans les domaines du management

Developing a strategic and managerial vision in a complex, uncertain and changing environment
Evaluate sustainable managerial practices using managerial concepts and instruments as well as digital tools
Design solutions adapted to organizational problems by applying relevant methodologies

Développer des compétences managériales de niveau avancé se traduisant par un leadership responsable

Co-build a managerial and organizational culture through collaborations and team projects
Effectively argue his ideas orally and in writing with a professional posture
Adopt a responsible leadership posture by being an actor in its own development and that of its teams

Mettre en place un management responsable par des pratiques reflétant les valeurs d’éthique, de diversité et de développement durable

Critically assess issues related to diversity, ethics and sustainability in the context of their professional practice

Pratiquer un management à impact dans un environnement multiculturel et international, porté par un "European mindset"

Communicate in a professional context in (foreign) languages, in writing and/or orally


In this course, students will analyse and debate the socially responsible implications of Human Resources Management. Following the introduction of Corporate Social Responsibility through an overview of its conceptual approach and its practical applications, students will consider corporate governance, stakeholders' theory and sustainable development under the point of view of Human Resources Management.

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- E-learning

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Projects
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (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 4) examine concepts related to a general view of the corporation, such as corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.
  • - (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.


° Corporations: definitions, roles and expectations ° Basis for CSR: Stakeholders and Value Creation ° Strategic CSR & Sustainable HRM ° Corporate Governance ° CSR Reporting and CSR Reports as tools for HRM

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Basic knowledge 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

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Newspaper articles
- Case studies/texts
- Syllabus

Moodle platform

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


- Pack Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. M. (2019). Human Resource Management: Gaining a Competitive Advantage (11th ed.). McGraw-Hill. Tricker, B. (2015), Corporate governance: principles, policies, and practices, Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. 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.

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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.) : Deadline by the end of the semester. Details to be informed in class.
Written and oral (60 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 25 %
Details : Work in group. An unjustified absence on the day of the oral presentation implies a 30% penalty on the grade of the absent student.
This evaluation is used to measure ILO1.2-PGE, ILO1.3-PGE, ILO2.1-PGE, ILO2.3-PGE, ILO3.1-PGE, ILO4.1-PGE
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : Details will be given in class.
Written (15 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 5 %
Details : Peer-assessment provided by students about their experience of work in group. Students who do not provide peer-assessment in due time will be graded "zero" for this activity.
This evaluation is used to measure ILO2.1-PGE, ILO2.4-PGE
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 3Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : Anytime during the semester.
Written (60 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 10 %
Details : Individual assessment (e.g., exercise, case study, etc...).
This evaluation is used to measure ILO1.2-PGE, ILO1.3-PGE
Final evaluationExam week
Written (120 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 60 %
This evaluation is used to measure ILO1.1-PGE, ILO1.3-PGE, ILO2.3-PGE, ILO3.1-PGE
No assessment methods have been attributed to this course yet.