Domestic And International Hrm Case Study

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The variables that moderate the difference between domestic and international HRM.
1. Cultural environment –an emigrant would find it hard to adjust to a new cultural environment hence influencing one’s performance at work. One may have a desire to go back to country of origin. Therefore, HR department in international market should be concerned more on this issue more than the domestic HR department of a company.
2. Attitudes of senior management – managers may focus mainly on domestic issues or operate internationally. This all depends with the orientation done by the HR department to its managers and will determine the globalization of the firm.
3. Extent of reliance of multinational corporations on domestic market – MNCs in some countries
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The external influences – there are complexities involved in operation in different countries. The international HRM has to regulate their operations according to the local government regulations. This calls for careful considerations in HRM functions of international firms than there is for local firms. Discuss challenges from changes in culture.
1. Reinforcement at all times – employees fear what is naturally uncommon. Managers have a hard time representing a new culture throughout the company on daily basis. The management has to ensure that they walk the talk so that with time employees can adopt to them.
2. The organization and its culture are interdependent –the organization’s design influences its culture and the culture of an organization determines how everything is done. Changing it will mean an overall change of the organization.
3. Managers of change already face a heavy workload and duties – the managers who are supposed to be the vision carrier are busy and only rely on memos to communicate and reinforce his weighty matter. Also the resources they allocate o wards the transition of this change are fewer.
4. Culture change calls for a significant resources and overall efforts – the planning, communication and training heap extra expenses to the organization. This discourages smooth transition of an already adopted
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These are legal issues that the companies which have decided to trade internationally will have to face. These issues include; Conflict between the home country and the host country. The government of the home country and that of the host country hence they are faced with a serious ethical issue. For example; the government of the host country may feel that the company is exploiting its citizen while the government of the home country may want the company to maximize its profit and expatriate them back home. There are always instance of questionable payments for example; it is a business as usual to take bribes in some countries thus it may prove to be a very difficult situation for those multinational companies that are getting into a country to trade for the first time. Again on this norm, businesses may be effected on the basis of gifts or on “who do you know basis” these unethical behavior makes the trading activities in such countries very difficult.
Pollution. Multinational receives an accusing finger that they cause environmental pollution by certain manufacturing plants activities. Pollution is a problem that the citizens have with multinationals and the government has taken all the possible measures to curb pollution and seek the multinationals to carry out their activities

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