Human Resource Management in Multinationals

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ABSTRACT3
INTRODUCTION3
OBJECTIVE3
LITERATURE REVIEW4
1.CONCEPTUAL INTRODUCTION4
2.CHALLENGES IN MULTINATIONALS5
2.1 Career blockage6
2.2 Culture shock6
2.3 Lack of cross cultural training6
2.4 Family problems6
3.MANAGING MULTICULTURAL TEAM7
4.NEW ALTERNATIVE IN THE EXPATRIATE ASSIGNMENTS8
5.RETAINING SUBSIDIARY STAFF’S RETENTION9
METHODOLOGY10
1. RESEARCH METHODS10
2. RESEARCH PROCEDURE11
3. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYZING12
4. RESEARCH SCHEDULE12
5. INTERVIEW12
5.1 Interview plan12
5.2 Level of Language13
5.3 Interview questions13
5.4 Analyses about the interview questions13
FINDING AND RESULTS16
CONCLUSION17
SOLUTIONS TO THE IHRM ISSUES19
REFERENCES21

Abstract
Staffing management of multinational companies is a complex but crucial issue to the international human resource management (IHRM) research. Based on literature review, this article is to investigate the staffing management in the multinational companies. Firstly, the author will summarize the conceptual introduction, general challenges, culture distance, and new alternative in the expatriate assignments. Secondly, the author will discuss how to retain subsidiary staff retention in the whole HRM of multinationals. Thirdly, in order to complete the research successfully, the author will utilize the qualitative research method through literature study and one-to-one interview to figure out the puzzle about the staffing management in multinational and draw the conclusion.

Introduction
The topic of this paper is the staffing management in the multinational companies by using qualitative research method. In this report, what kind of information is valued for this research? How to collect information? What kind of technology will be used and how to organize this research? All these questions will be described in the following parts.

First at all, the clear understanding about qualitative research is necessary and helpful. Qualitative research is a field of inquiry that crosscuts disciplines and subject matters. It involves an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that govern human behavior. Unlike quantitative research, qualitative research relies on reasons behind various aspects of behavior.

Objective
The objective of this article is to investigate the staffing management in the multinational companies. In the last decades, an extensive amount of articles on this topic have been published. Obviously, the staffing management is a critical issue in the human resource management for the multinational companies. How to balance the PCNs, HCNs, and TCNs? How to reconcile the individual career plan to the corporation scope? How to manage the multicultural team? All of these topics have been explored in conceptual theory and empirical analyses. At the same time, with the development of the world economic and political, some new trends have appeared in international business, for example, global virtual team, the e-business, etc. These new challenges bring new patterns for the staffing management. Thus, in this article, the author focuses on new changes, such as alternative for the conventional expatriate assignments and the retaining of the local staff retention.

Literature Review
In order to get the general knowledge about the staffing management in the multinational companies, six books have been chosen as the literature related to the topic. In those books, the authors claimed that people are the foundation in a multinationals; most of the attention of human resource management in multinationals is concerned with the staffing management, while the staffing management is the most difficult task for them. How to effectively manage people in various countries and cultures is a big issue in the staffing management in the multinational companies.

At the same time, in order to get the recent research topic in the multinational...
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