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IB3E0 - Comparative European Employment Relations

  • Module code: IB3E0
  • Module name: Comparative European Employment Relations
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to enable you to understand the employment relations institutions and practices of three European countries (France, Germany, Italy); identify and account for similarities and differences across countries in employment relations institutions and practices; and critically evaluate competing theories of comparative employment relations. You will be expected to engage with debates about cross-national convergence in employment relations. In addition, the module will enable you to improve your teamworking and presentational skills through group presentations and class discussion.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: understand the employment relations institutions and practices of three European countries (France, Germany, Italy); identify and account for similarities and differences across countries in employment relations institutions and practices; summarise key arguments and evidence; demonstrate improved teamworking and presentational skills; use information technology to identify recent developments; critically evaluate competing theories of comparative employment relations; engage with debates about cross-national convergence in employment relations; appreciate the normative and analytical implications of the differing interests of actors in employment relations.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2-hour session per week for 9 weeks. Sessions involve lecture presentation, smaller group discussion and presentations back to the class.

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB3E0-12)
A (Assessed work only) Assignment 80%
  Learning Log 20%
15 CATS (Module code: IB3E0-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assignment 80%
  Learning Log 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 3
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