The British Petroleum Company plc (BP) is one of the five largest oil companies in the world today. It is United Kingdom’s largest corporation. BP discovered oil in Iran before World War I. By the mid 1990’s it produced over 1.5 million cubic feet of natural gas every day. It has more than 16,400 service stations around the world. It is an integrated oil and gas company. The company provides its customers fuel used in transportation, petrochemical products that are used in making paints, clothes
Introduction France, which is the largest nation in Western Europe, is a presidential republic. France is a very important nation in Europe and it continues to be involved in contemporary policy issues. Helping the world as one of the great trading nations, France is a very important trading partner with the United States. Not only is France important to the United States, they are also important to countries all over the world. Their abundance of both mineral and agricultural
silence or increase in personal space in one context or culture may be seen as respectful and constructive, the same might be viewed as non-participatory and disrespectful in another. Beyond very broad descriptors, the contributors to effectiveness within a multicultural team appear to be contextual and subjective. To this end, we focus on the Chinese culture and what the research reveals in terms of findings and accompanying recommendations with regard to cross-cultural teams and management.
INTRODUCTION The concept of human resource management has attracted considerable attention over the last two decades from scholars and practitioners alike. While part of the debate has centered on its application and theoretical underpinnings, the other has been on its prescriptive value for the survival of organizations in a turbulent and a volatile business environment. More recently, the issue of whether to situate the HRM debate in the organizational or the international context has arisen.
1. Introduction Under the increasing globalization, organizations have to deal with new challenges in order to maintain sustainable competitive and become accustomed to the changing global market. The developing globalization has promoted companies establish their organizations across different countries and expanded new business in multicultural environment. Culture seems to be a key factor of the relationship, interaction and communication between people from different countries when companies
2003, p. 61). One strand in the area is the development of lists of best practices. Among the most famous are those of Pfeffer (1994, 1998), whose list of 16 (of relevance here included employment security, selectivity in selection, promotion from within, high pay, incentive pay, wage compression, and training and skill development), later narrowed to seven (of relevance here were employment security, selective and sophisticated hiring, high compensation contingent on performance, extensive training
NATIONAL CULTURE OF CHINA AND INDIA IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Introduction 1. Increased business globalization, emergence of new economic hubs like BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) as well as more intense competition among organizations at the domestic and international level alike over the past two decades, have necessitated the need for studies in the comparative Human Resource Management (HRM) (Budhwar & Sparrow, 2002a). As a result, a growing number
EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY ADO - EKITI FACULTY OF ARTS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES AN ASSIGNMENT ON: ELS 226 (MODERN AFRICAN DRAMA) SUBMITTED BY : GROUP 4 QUESTION: THE CULTURE OF THE PEOPLE DETERMINES ITS DRAMA. DISCUSS THE EAST AFRICAN EXPERIENCE AS EXEMPLIFY IN FRANCES LIMBULGA’S AMMATA, NGUGI WA THIONGO’ S I WILL MARRY WHEN I WANT AND JOHN RUGANDA’S ECHOES OF SILENCE. LECTURER-IN-CHARGE: DR OLANIYAN MRS LIST OF GROUP MEMBERS. OGUNFEIBO AYOKUNLE O 1002630 IBITOYE
Tata Communications: Building a Global-Local Operating Model By Stéphane J.G. Girod, Joshua B. Bellin and Robert J. Thomas November 2009 Case Study Tata Communications: Building a Global-Local Operating Model A Mumbai-based “global startup” in the rapidly changing communication-services industry must decide how to manage its global footprint and surmount new industry challenges—all while honoring the Indian cultural values it was founded on. Its solution? Build a “global-local” operating
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report was commissioned to examine the effectiveness of internal communication of a reputed consulting firm that has widespread reach on domains such as media intelligence, PR, consulting and training to undergraduate students. The research process included conducting in depth interviews with two of the department heads and also with a reporting subordinate. Other sources include organizational statements posted online and the behavioural aspects of employees as monitored