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Recruiting a Manager for BRB Israel
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Have the two subsidiaries ever collaborated together before? Is there any incentive to collaborate / harmonize the two operations now? (15%)

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According to this case, UK and US subsidiaries never collaborated before. Even their corporate cultures are different, which means that they do not share any values and have no common beliefs. Also, their organizational structures are different, which means that their chain of command is not the same. Lastly, their recruiting processes are not the same, because these subsidiaries have very independent Vice Presidents of HR. However, right now these two subsidiaries have an incentive to collaborate, because they have a common goal to achieve. This goal is to find the best candidate to fill a position of a General Manager for the Israeli operation. If UK and US Vice Presidents of HR are not going to achieve this goal, there is a high possibility of one or both of them being fired. Since, it is very difficult to fill out such position, it is a benefit for them to collaborate, and find right person for the job. As well as, the collaboration among them was an actual order from their CEO.

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| potential for cross-cultural adjustment| willingness to relocate| psychological contract clarity| Acceptance of micro mngmt | basic technical and managerial skills| Tolerance of political preference| Joel Goldberg| Knows culture since lived there and is practicing Jew| Wants to retire in a couple yrs in Israel| May expect big salary due to experience.May not stay long enough to reach effectiveness| Outside of the company so there might be some difficulty in acceptance| 35 years exp. (CEO). May not get along with CEO due to personal expertise| Studied in Israel, is familiar with living conditions | Robert Kyle| May be...