This course focuses on understanding and analyzing the underlying perspectives and paradigms that define human resource as a socio-economic and political force in society. It discusses human resource management from the viewpoint of the general manager guided by both macro and micro level policies. It considers strategic, practical and legal aspects of all components of human resource management as they operate in the enterprise, industry-wide, and the global economy. This course looks into how policies at various levels of society affect work organizations, the labor market, and the country’s human resources vis-à-vis economic and social development.