Human Resource Management delivered by Prof Ioannis Papakonstantiou

Human Resource Management delivered by Prof Ioannis Papakonstantiou

Students from Bahrain intake 35 of the University of Hull MBA programme will be happy to hear and see Prof Ioannis Papakonstantiou in January 2017

Ioannis C. Papakonstantinou has 20 years of successful experience in key positions in important organizations in Greece. Among others, he has served as Director of the Exports’ Research and Studies Institute of the Exporters’ Association of Northern Greece, as Special Consultant on Restructuring and Privatization to Thessaloniki Port Authority and for 11 years he was the General Director of Helexpo S.A., the National exhibition and conference organizing company of Greece.

During his professional career he has been constantly teaching at the Executive MBA of the University of Sheffield as the Unit Leader of the Unit “Organizational Behavior”. He has been ranked among the top 3 lecturers of the program for the last 20 years and he is considered to be highly motivational and inspirational.

Ioannis has co-operated with Charles Handy, Rene Carayol and other prominent authors and speakers and he has participated as a guest speaker in various congresses in South-Eastern Europe.He delivers executive education programs on Behavioral Decision Making, Leadership, and Motivation.

The module is concerned with contemporary issues in Human Resource Management. It brings together academic theory and arguments with trends and practices. It focuses on individual as well as collective practices and uses the participants’ own experience in the area of Human Resource management as part of the teaching process. Where appropriate, material specific to the overseas teaching location will be included.

This module will enable students to develop their understanding of key issues of managing people in the workplace. It forms part of the Managing Relations theme of the degree. The module combines aspects of HRM strategy and practice and examine the ways in which elements of human resource management affect and support organisational performance. The module will integrate three related sections.

The individual aspects of HRM

This section will provide an opportunity to explore the ways in which HRM as a strategic organisational function impacts on the individual, structuring their organisational experience through the routine functions of personnel practice.

Group and team aspects of HRM

Organisations increasingly focus attention on effective ‘people management’ as the key to enhancing performance. It is therefore necessary to analyse the ways and extent to which HRM practice and policy can facilitate effective team working. The section will take a critically evaluative approach.

Collective aspects of HRM

This section provides the opportunity to consider the plurality of interests in the organisation. How these interests are articulated and represented are a matter for exploration and analysis. So too, are the means (strategies and tactics) through which these potentially conflicting interests might be managed.g a ‘critical’ standpoint entirely commensurate with masters level study

The distinctive features of the module are that it;

  • locates the discipline of human resource management in an academic and vocational context
  • considers critically a range of key practices in the field of HRM, e.g. recruitment, reward strategy
  • enables the students to develop key interpersonal skills inherent in the practice of HRM for example, team-working, negotiation.

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