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…show more content…
• Tolerance for ambiguity: making decisions with less information and more uncertainty about the process and the outcome.
• Multiple perspectives: learning to understand situations from the perspective of local employees and businesspeople.
• Ability to work with and manage other: learning patience and tolerance- realizing that managers abroad are in the minority among local people: learning to communicate more with others and empathize with them26
Source of Facts: (26). N.J. Adler, International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior,4th.ed.(Boston: PWS-Kent.2002)
4. What are the reasons for the small numbers of female expatriates? What more can companies do to use women as a resource for international management? (Chapter 10). While women’s advancement in global companies is impressive, it is still true that more than others- there are limitations on managerial opportunities for women in their own country-some more than others- there are even more limitations on their opportunities for expatriate assignments. Research on expatriate assignments continues to show that females are disproportionately underrepresented in expatriate assignments.58 The lack of expatriates who are females or represent other minority groups doesn’t
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