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Human Resources Management
HRM 2600
Ron Ophir

Chapter 15 – International Human Resources Increasing Importance of Global Human Resource Understanding Foreign human resources Global competition Market Access Opportunities International Mergers and Acquisitions Managing Across Borders International Corporation - Domestic firm that uses its existing capabilities to move into overseas markets Multinational Corporations - Firm with independent business units operating in multiple countries Global Corporations - Firm that has integrated worldwide operations through a centralized home office Transnational Corporation - Firm that attempts to balance local responsiveness and global scale via a network of specialized operating units Types of Organizations How International Companies Affect the World Economy - Their production and distribution extend beyond national boundaries, making it easier to transfer technology. - They have direct investments in many countries, affecting the balance of payments. - They have a political impact that leads to cooperation among countries and to the breaking down of barriers of nationalism. How Does the Global Environment Influence Management? Unified Economies - Closely partnered nations such as the European Union (EU) have developed into strong competitors. - Promotes job growth in trading nations. Cultural Environment - The communication patterns, religion, values and ideologies, education, and social structure of a host country influence how HR is conducted in that country Cultural Environmental Of International Business Education/Human Capital - Primary/secondary - Vocational - Professional - Literacy Social Structure - Kinship/family - Mobility - Nationalism - Urbanization - Social stratification - Paternalism/materialism Communication - Languages - Dialects - Nonverbal - Media - Technology Religious Beliefs - Denominations - Totems/taboos - Rituals - Holy days Values/Ideologies - Work ethic - Time orientation - Individualism/collectivism - Risk propensity - Achievement Domestic versus International HRM - Issues in international HRM in helping employees adapt to a new and different environment outside their own country: - relocation - orientation - objective - translation services International Staffing Expatriates or Home-Country nationals - Employees from the home country who are on international assignment Host-country Nationals - Employees who are natives of the host country Third-country nationals - Employees who are natives of a country other than the home country or the host country Advantages of Host country Nationals - Hiring local citizens is generally less costly than relocating expatriates. - Since local governments usually want good jobs for their citizens, foreign employers may be required to hire locally. - Most customers want to do business with companies they perceive to be local versus foreign. Advantages of Expatriates - Talent available within the company - Greater control over managers - Company experience - Mobility
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