Hull Business School
Comparative and International Human Resource Management
HRM and Trade Unions in the Czech Republic, France and Kenya
Academic year 2006/2007 February 2007
We live in a world of changes, thus, we have to adapt quickly to ever changing contextual conditions. Massive changes driven by globalisation or growing competitive pressures, start up new forms of organisations, work and careers. This has created an increasing interest in the international management coordination and control.
First aim of my work is to analyse Human Resource Management in three different countries. I focus on the dilemma of my tutorial presentation and continue to deal with HRM practices in the Czech Republic, France and Kenya.
The importance of trade unions strengthen with their differential structures, strike patterns, levels of bargaining and rights of presentation. I recognise the role of collective bargaining and collective agreements, the influence of trade unions in the political system and their importance for management decisions. From this reason, in second part of my work, I identify the role of Trade Unions and their impact on Czech, French and Kenyan HRM.
The Czech Republic is my country of birth. I evaluate the culture and previous political regime which largely influenced current Human Resource Management in this country. France is a member of the European Union and a democratic state and Kenya is a developing country. So, I set second aim of my work, to compare the culture and historical base of these countries and analyse how it influenced these countries and try to find the similarities and differences among them.
My assessment also contains reflective report on the tutorial presentation and is in the end of this work.
Findings by Trompenaars (1993) and Hostede (1991) proclaim that management theories and practices are modified... [continues]
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