Week 4 Individual Work

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1. Why is the HRM role so much more complex, and important in the international context? (Chapter Nine). Corporations operating overseas need to pay careful attention to this most critical resource, - one that also provides control over other resources. In fact, increasing recognition is being given to the role of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) that is the two way role of HRM in both helping to determine strategy as well as to implement it. That role in helping the organization to develop the necessary capabilities to be able to enact the desired strategy includes the reality strategic plans are developed in large part based on the resources possessed by the firm, including the human resources capabilities. Source of Facts: Friso Den Hertog, Ad Van Iterson, and Christian Mari, “Does HRM Really Matter in Bringing about Strategic Change? Comparative Action Research in Ten European Steel Firms.” European Management Journal, in press 2009 Textbook: International Management Managing across Border and Cultures Text and cases/ HELEN DERESKY
2. Explain the common causes of expatriate failure. What are some major success factors for expatriates? Explain the role and importance of each. (Chapter Nine). Expatriates: one who works and lives in a foreign country but remains a citizen of the country where the employing organization is headquartered. One of the common causes would be to put an expatriate failure is to be put in at the headquartered, The IHRM function comprises varied responsibilities involved in managing human resources in global corporations, including recruiting and selecting employees, providing preprograms. Of particular importance is the management of expatriates- employee assigned to a country other than their own. Over view of those functions is provided here, while...
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