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MGF3681: International Management

Week 10:
International Human
Resource Management

www.monash.edu.au
Week 9 Lecture
• Define Parent-country nationals, Host-country nationals, Third
country nations, and Flexpatriates.
• What...
IHRM

What is your international orientation?
McFarlin and Sweeney p.421

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Discussion Questions
1. What are some of the unique challenges facing international
human resource management professional...
Next Week
• Cross Cultural Teams
• Print off the case study

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Week 10 Lecture
• Define Parent-country nationals, Host-country nationals, Third
country nations, and Flexpatriates.
• Wha...
Essay Feedback - Paragraphs
• Have the essay question in front of you the whole time
• In the first two sentences of your ...
Essay Feedback - Writing
• “It’s obvious” and “widely known” that you shouldn’t say this
• Etc is too tacky, such as … is ...
Essay Feedback - Writing

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Essay Feedback - Writing
• Don’t be colloquial, mate
– e.g. “While this might seen a little weird”

• Writing needs to be ...
Essay Feedback – Referencing Slide
• When you are talking about a theory, analyse it. There is no
point spending a paragra...
Essay Feedback – Referencing Slide

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Essay Feedback – Referencing Slide

• No?
• Well things that happened in the 80’s and opinions in the 80’s
don’t reflect t...
Essay Feedback – Theory
• Finally – I just thought that this really needed to be clarified. I
don’t want to sound pedantic...
Essay Feedback – Theory
• Individualism doesn’t mean people from these cultures don’t
like working in teams
• It especiall...
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  1. 1. MGF3681: International Management Week 10: International Human Resource Management www.monash.edu.au
  2. 2. Week 9 Lecture • Define Parent-country nationals, Host-country nationals, Third country nations, and Flexpatriates. • What are the advantages and disadvantages of using expatriates on international assignments? Consider issues regarding repatriation. • What are the strengths and weaknesses of Ethnocentric, Regiocentric, Polycentic, and Geocentric IHRM orientation? www.monash.edu.au 2
  3. 3. IHRM What is your international orientation? McFarlin and Sweeney p.421 www.monash.edu.au 3
  4. 4. Discussion Questions 1. What are some of the unique challenges facing international human resource management professionals? 2. What are the pros and cons associated with using PCNs, TCNs and HCNs? 3. How does culture impact the selection and development of international employees? 4. What are some of the approaches that companies can take to managing diversity? What are the outcomes associated with these approaches? 5. What should the basic elements of a successful program to select, prepare and repatriate employees destined for foreign assignments look like? How can cultural toughness, family and family issues be managed effectively? www.monash.edu.au 4
  5. 5. Next Week • Cross Cultural Teams • Print off the case study www.monash.edu.au 5
  6. 6. Week 10 Lecture • Define Parent-country nationals, Host-country nationals, Third country nations, and Flexpatriates. • What are the advantages and disadvantages of using expatriates on international assignments? Consider issues regarding repatriation. • What are the strengths and weaknesses of Ethnocentric, Regiocentric, Polycentic, and Geocentric IHRM orientation? www.monash.edu.au 6
  7. 7. Essay Feedback - Paragraphs • Have the essay question in front of you the whole time • In the first two sentences of your paragraphs I should know how it links to the question • This is not Game of Thrones, I shouldn’t have to keep guessing what is coming next • Each paragraph should be a building block to make your overall argument • At the end of the paragraph ask “does this answer the question” • You need to do the analysis – not expect me to work out how it all links together www.monash.edu.au 7
  8. 8. Essay Feedback - Writing • “It’s obvious” and “widely known” that you shouldn’t say this • Etc is too tacky, such as … is better • Have bridging sentences – not Idea A. Idea B. Therefore C – more Idea A. Idea B. Idea A and B. Therefore C. • If you Are going to have capital Letters make Sure they are Consistent. – e.g. Human Capital or human capital • Organizations are in America, Organisations are in Australia • I am officially revoking your rights to use commas • Should you have rhetorical questions in your essay? www.monash.edu.au 8
  9. 9. Essay Feedback - Writing www.monash.edu.au 9
  10. 10. Essay Feedback - Writing • Don’t be colloquial, mate – e.g. “While this might seen a little weird” • Writing needs to be professional • In a book called “…..” – don’t do this • There is no I, and there definitely isn't a we. – e.g. “We will look at this” – who is this other person you worked with? • Less Dr. Evil air quotes – “individualism”, “make a difference”, “taco” www.monash.edu.au 10
  11. 11. Essay Feedback – Referencing Slide • When you are talking about a theory, analyse it. There is no point spending a paragraph just explaining a theory • Please reference Hofstede directly • Instead of cited in…. just go to the original source • Don’t reference the lecture slides • Theorists say …… (who are they?) • Bad websites – e.g. Big Dog Little Dog Blog • Is this still relevant? www.monash.edu.au 11
  12. 12. Essay Feedback – Referencing Slide www.monash.edu.au 12
  13. 13. Essay Feedback – Referencing Slide • No? • Well things that happened in the 80’s and opinions in the 80’s don’t reflect today • Don’t reference the 80’s when you are talking about the current environment – e.g. American culture today is …. (Smith, 1985) www.monash.edu.au 13
  14. 14. Essay Feedback – Theory • Finally – I just thought that this really needed to be clarified. I don’t want to sound pedantic but it is something that you really should know….. www.monash.edu.au 14
  15. 15. Essay Feedback – Theory • Individualism doesn’t mean people from these cultures don’t like working in teams • It especially doesn’t mean that teamwork doesn’t work • It especially, especially, doesn’t mean that individualistic countries such as America, Australia and Great Brittan have just started using teamwork to complete tasks in the last decade • Just thought you should know…. www.monash.edu.au 15
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