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Human Capital and Global Business Strategy
Singapore Management University
This introductory course is designed to provide a broad overview of critical dimensions of human capital in the context of business strategy. Human Resource Professionals and Organizational Leaders must understand the context of the organizational environment and make decisions related to human capital. Starting with the origins of the concept of human capital, we explore the direct and indirect influences of organization structure, strategic leadership, organization culture, and talent management on human capital as a resource of the firm. We will provide a common grounding in each of the topics through practice perspectives and bring these to life with case studies along with student sharing. To help bridge the link to academic research, we will also anchor to key points in the literature.
A significant portion of the learning experience is through class discussion. The cases and readings have been selected to provide an opportunity to apply the course concepts and frameworks to analyse and address an organizational problem, dilemma, or opportunity. To provide diversity and broad perspective, the cases are a mixture of contemporary and classic, Asian and Western. Your analyses will first be done individually, as you prepare the case prior to each class. Please be sure to read the case thoroughly before class and think through your responses to the case discussion questions. Then, in class, we will tackle the case jointly.
On completing this course, participants shall be able to:
Articulate the human capital elements that drive organizational effectiveness
Critically evaluate how organizational and HR strategies are shaped by and developed in response to internal and external environmental factors
Describe the challenges of human capital development and alignment for strategy execution in our Asian context Identify the considerations for senior HR leaders given human capital needs in the managerial and business environment
Individual Report 1 (20%)
Individual Report 3 (20%)
Online Exam (60%)