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INDIVIDUAL ESSAY
PAPER:  40%  
DUE DATE:  Midnight Saturday 1st December 2012 (Week 7)
WORD LENGTH:  2500 words
The paper should be written in an essay style and not like a business report, and is based on a case study of McDonald's restaurants in six countries around the world. Each Student is randomly assigned one of the 6 chapters in Royle and Towers (2002) ‘Labour Relations in the Global Fast - Food Industry’. - This book can be accessed and read electronically via the RMIT Library website) OR   you may access the copies of each of these chapters that are placed here on Blackboard. - The particular countries are: the United States, Germany, Netherland, Russia, Singapore and Australia Topic of Individual Essay

•         You are required to read and analyse your assigned topic in your study time, and also to research further the topic from other sources. •         The questions you are to answer in essay form for your allocated country are : “1. What are the main elements (parties, laws, processes) of the industrial relations system of your allocated country? 2. Arising from these elements, what challenges exist for the global fast food companies in seeking to have a standard approach to HRM adopted internationally? To answer this consider: a. What elements are compatible with the standard approach to HRM b. What elements work against the adoption of standardised methods of HRM in the fast food industry? Justify your answer. “

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD CASE STUDY
A good case analysis has the following qualities:
•        focusing on the major themes of the case;
•        linking the case to the theoretical framework discussed in the text or reading; •        addressing main issues or illustrating best practices; •        Referencing the work of others is critically important Turnitin Used

•        Trial the software before your final submission •        Avoid the last minute submission
•        Re-submit next day if the first time it did not...
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