Bohlander/Snell-Managing Hr

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Managing Human Resources, 14e, Bohlander/Snell - © 2007 Thomson South-Western © STONE/GETTY IMAGES chapter 15 International Human Resources Management After studying this chapter, you should be able to objective Identify the types of organizational forms used for competing internationally. objective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Identify the unique training needs for international assignees and their employees. objective Explain the economic, politicallegal, and cultural factors in different countries that HR managers need to consider. objective Identify the characteristics of a good international compensation plan. objective Explain how domestic and international HRM differ. objective Reconcile the…show more content…
A large percentage carry on their international business with only limited facilities and minimal representation in foreign countries. Others, particularly Fortune 500 corporations, have extensive facilities and personnel in various countries of the world. Dell, for example, actually employs more people outside the United States than within it. Managing these resources effectively and integrating their activities to achieve global advantage is a challenge to the leadership of these companies. Figure 15.1 shows four basic types of organizations and how they differ in the degree to which international activities are separated to respond to the local regions and integrated to achieve global efficiencies. The international corporation is essen- Managing Human Resources, 14e, Bohlander/Snell - © 2007 Thomson South-Western CHAPTER 15 International Human Resources Management 641 Figure 15.1 Types of Organizations GLOBAL TRANSNATIONAL Specialized facilities permit local responsiveness; complex coordination mechanisms provide global integration. GLOBAL EFFICIENCY Views the world as a single market; operations are controlled centrally from the corporate office. High INTERNATIONAL Low Uses existing capabilities to expand into foreign markets. MULTINATIONAL Several subsidiaries operating as stand-alone business units in multiple countries. Low LOCAL RESPONSIVENESS High multinational corporation (MNC)
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