www.monash.edu.auMGF3681: International ManagementWeek 10:International HumanResource Management
www.monash.edu.au2Week 9 Lecture• Define Parent-country nationals, Host-country nationals, Thirdcountry nations, and Flexpatriates.• What are the advantages and disadvantages of usingexpatriates on international assignments? Consider issuesregarding repatriation.• What are the strengths and weaknesses of Ethnocentric,Regiocentric, Polycentic, and Geocentric IHRM orientation?
www.monash.edu.au3IHRMWhat is your international orientation?McFarlin and Sweeney p.421
www.monash.edu.au4Discussion Questions1. What are some of the unique challenges facing internationalhuman 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 ofinternational employees?4. What are some of the approaches that companies can take tomanaging diversity? What are the outcomes associated withthese approaches?5. What should the basic elements of a successful program toselect, prepare and repatriate employees destined for foreignassignments look like? How can cultural toughness, family andfamily issues be managed effectively?
www.monash.edu.au5Next Week• Cross Cultural Teams• Print off the case study
www.monash.edu.au6Week 10 Lecture• Define Parent-country nationals, Host-country nationals, Thirdcountry nations, and Flexpatriates.• What are the advantages and disadvantages of usingexpatriates on international assignments? Consider issuesregarding repatriation.• What are the strengths and weaknesses of Ethnocentric,Regiocentric, Polycentic, and Geocentric IHRM orientation?
www.monash.edu.au7Essay Feedback - Paragraphs• Have the essay question in front of you the whole time• In the first two sentences of your paragraphs I should knowhow it links to the question• This is not Game of Thrones, I shouldn’t have to keepguessing what is coming next• Each paragraph should be a building block to make youroverall argument• At the end of the paragraph ask “does this answer thequestion”• You need to do the analysis – not expect me to work out howit all links together
www.monash.edu.au8Essay 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 areConsistent.– 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.au10Essay 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 isnt 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.au11Essay Feedback – Referencing Slide• When you are talking about a theory, analyse it. There is nopoint 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.au13Essay Feedback – Referencing Slide• No?• Well things that happened in the 80’s and opinions in the 80’sdon’t reflect today• Don’t reference the 80’s when you are talking about thecurrent environment– e.g. American culture today is …. (Smith, 1985)
www.monash.edu.au14Essay Feedback – Theory• Finally – I just thought that this really needed to be clarified. Idon’t want to sound pedantic but it is something that youreally should know…..
www.monash.edu.au15Essay Feedback – Theory• Individualism doesn’t mean people from these cultures don’tlike working in teams• It especially doesn’t mean that teamwork doesn’t work• It especially, especially, doesn’t mean that individualisticcountries such as America, Australia and Great Brittan havejust started using teamwork to complete tasks in the lastdecade• Just thought you should know….