Human Resource Management

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  • Type of Module:

PC (Prescribed Core Module)


PS (Prescribed Stream Module)

ES (Elective Stream Module)

E (Elective Module)

  • Level of Module





  • Year of Study


  • Semester


  • Number of credits allocated
  • Name of lecturer / lecturers : 10


  • Description:

Aim of that course is to introduce students to the context, theory and practice of human resource management and to develop a critical orientation toward the subject matter and an awareness of the complexity of managing people.

  • Prerequisites:


  • Module Contents (Syllabus):
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management in a Business Context
  • Human Resource Strategy and Human Resource Advantage
  • Organisation Flexibility and the Supply of Labour
  • People Resourcing
  • Employment Law
  • Managing Diversity
  • Reward, Performance and Rewarding Performance
  • Managing the Employment relationship
  • Developing Human Resources
  • Revision
  • Recommended Reading:

Α) Principal Reference:

Ξηροτύρη- Κουφίδου, Σ (1997) Διοίκηση ανθρώπινων πόρων, Θεσσαλονίκη, Ανικούλα

Β) Additional References:

  • Beardwell, I. and Holden, L. (1994), Human Resource Management, Pitman.
  • Cascio, W. (1995), Managing human resources, McGrawhill.
  • Dessler, G. (2007), Human resource management, New Delhi, Prentice Hall of India.
  • Leat, M. (2007), Exploring employee relations, Elsevier,London.
  • Λαζαρίδη-Μούζα, Α.Μ. (2006), Διοίκηση Ανθρώπινων Πόρων, Αθήνα, Κριτικη.
  • Τζωρτζάκης, Κ. και Τερζίδης, Κ. (2005), Διοίκηση Ανθρώπινων Πόρων, Αθήνα, Rosili.
  • Beardwell, J. and Holden, T. (2010) Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach. FT Pearson
  • Torrington, D., Taylor, S., Hall, L. and Atkinson, C. (2011) Human Resource Management FT Pearson
  • Redman, T. and, Wilkinson, A. (2008) Contemporary Human Resource Management: Text and Cases FT Pearson
  • Foot, M. and Hook, C. (2011) Introducing Human Resource Management. 5th ed FT Prentice Hall.
  • Legge, K. (2005) Human Resource Management: Rhetoric and Realities, Macmillan, Basingstoke
  • Marchington M. and Wilkinson, A. (2011) Human Resource Management at Work: People Management and Development. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London,(5th Edition)
  • Taylor, S. (2011) Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management CIPD: London
  • Price, A. (2011) Human Resource Management. Cengage: Hampshire
  • Wilton, N. (2011) Human Resource Management Sage: London
  • Teaching Methods:

Lecture, Brainstorming, Questions-Answers, Snowballing, Discussion, Simulation, Case Studies

  • Assessment Methods:

Final Exams, Working Paper

  • Language of Instruction:


  • Module Objective (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences):

On completion of the module, students should be able to:

  • understand the theoretical underpinnings of HRM
  • apply HR theories to HR practice with sensitivity to context
  • actively engage with debates of aspects of HR practice
  • critically analyse HRM rhetoric
  • produce appropriate theoretical and practical solutions to organisational problems

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