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Brief introduction and background of the MNE you have chosen, to include a summary of its current trading environment.

MA HRM 

International Human Resource Management Assignment

You are the Director of International Human Resources in an MNE of your choosing. Your brief is to draft guidelines and policies for Managers, Parent Company Nationals (PCNs), who are embarking on an International Assignment of between 3 – 5 years duration. These Managers, four in total, will be responsible for setting up a subsidiary overseas. They will be responsible for recruiting, selecting, performance management, training and developing employees in another country (HCNs).

You are required to consider the following

Choose your MNE Headquarters (PCNs) from a country in one of the following continents;

  • *North America – to includeIreland, theUKandAustralia
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • *Europe – excluding theUKandIreland
  • Middle East

Choose your country in which your subsidiary will be located (HCN’s), from one of the following continents. The country you choose must be in a different continent from your MNE Headquarters;

  • *North America – to includeIreland, theUKandAustralia
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe – excluding theUKandIreland
  • Middle East

Structure of Assignment

Introduction

  • Brief introduction and background of the MNE you have chosen, to include a summary of its current trading environment.
  • Brief summary of the aims and objectives of the Company/Organisation and its approach towards its Human Resources.

Main body

  • Using the various studies on cross-cultural management research, the Hofstede, the Trompenaars & Hampden-Turner and the GLOBE study, your task, in your capacity as the Director of International Human Resource Director, is to draft a survival guide for Managers (PCNs) working and living within the host country for the next 3 – 5 years.
  • In addition to issues of cross-cultural management, take into consideration and factor in the following issues;
    • Issues relating to the Organisational Culture of the Parent Country Headquarters (PCNs).
    • Issues relating to Context and Environment of the Host Country (HCNs).
    • Issues relating to sourcing HR for the Host Country (HCNs).
    • Issues relating to performance management in the Host Country (HCNs).
    • Issues relating to training and development in the Host Country (HCNs).

Requirements

  • Length 3,500 – 4,000 Words.
  • Harvard Referencing - Must be used throughout.
  • Evidence based - You must provide evidence to support and back up your commentary throughout.
  • Academic Source - Dowling, P.J., Festing, M. & Engle, A.D., International Human Resource Management, South Western, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2017, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7.

Formatting

  • 1.5 left and right margins.
  • Style - Times New Roman.
  • Paragraph - 1 ½ line spacing.
  • Commentary and wording - 12 point font.
  • Sub-headings - 12 point font bold.
  • Headings - 14 point font bold.

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