A Report on International Human Resource Management Practices and Processes
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305HRM International Human Resource Management
Assignment: A report on International Human Resource Management Practices and Processes
1. Critically analyse and evaluate the concepts and challenges of international assignments (this includes expatriation, inpatriation and repatriation) and examine two main IHRM practices that assist successful expatriation and repatriation processes. (2,000 words= Introduction, Main Body and Conclusion) References
2. Critically review the challenges and methods available to rewarding and compensating Parent Country Nationals (PCN), Host Country Nationals (HCN) and Third Country Nationals (TCN). ( 2,000 words= Introduction, Main Body and Conclusion) References
3. Your personal reflections regarding how the module content and assessment will inform and assist you in your future management role. ( 1000 words=Your opinion without references)
In order to address the issues raised by the question, you are expected to research and review current literature within this area of knowledge. This should incorporate a substantial amount of ranked academic journal articles as opposed to textbooks (more of articles than text books).
All students will be expected to submit the assignment on time by e-submission and it should be referenced using the CU Harvard Reference System. It should be written in an academic style and do not write in first person (apart from task 3) but should be based on the published literature. It is important that you debate and evaluate the mainstream and relevant critical perspectives; addressing the topics and debates that have been covered in the module.
In task 1, you are expected to:
• Set out a clear Introduction and Concluding statement.
• Define the concepts of expatriation, inpatriation and repatriation.
• Consider the impact of recruitment and selection, management of international assignees, pre-departure support, in-country support, repatriation support and other management issues
• Consider the issue of cultural adjustments (in relation to expectations of working with local staff, performance management, reward and compensation, and so on)
• Consider the benefits of the expatriates, inpatriates and repatriates to the MNC and the subsidiary e.g. knowledge transfer, the development of cultural competence, and so on
• Consider the issues involved in managing the expatriates, inpatriates and repatriates.
• Consider the impact of national culture on multinational corporations’ practices
• Reference the discussion fully and clearly following the specified format.
• Present the discussion in a clear and concise way.
• Make recommendations to improve IHRM practices
In task 2, you are expected to:
• Clear Introductory and Concluding statements.
• Define the main concept of international reward and compensation
• Clear discussion on the types, approaches and components of international reward and compensation
• Clear and concisely written discussion of reward and compensation
• Explain the main challenges surrounding international reward and compensation of international human resource executives
• Make recommendations to improve the IHRM practices
• Well supported by academic references- more articles than text books
Mode of Working: Individual
Presentation Format: Three tasks in Report Style
Method of Submission: Electronic Submission via Turnitin
Paper Submission: Not Applicable
Mark required to pass the Coursework: 40%
Hand in date & time 3rd July 2015 (e-submission by 11.55)
Date & method by which you will receive feedback Through Moodle, approximately 3 weeks after submission date
Re-sit dates TBC
Assessment limits 5,000 words (excluding appendices & reference list)
IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION
• PLAGIARISM WARNING! – Assignments should not be copied in part or in whole from any other source, except for any marked up quotations, that clearly distinguish what has been quoted from your own work. All references used must be given, and the specific page number used should also be given for any direct quotations, which should be in inverted commas. Students found copying from the internet or other sources will get zero marks and may be excluded from the university.
• Please note – It is taken for granted that your work will be suitably academically underpinned. Work that is not suitably supported by suitable academic references will be subject to failure.
• Your work must be in report format using size 12 Times New Roman or Ariel font, 1.5 line spacing.
• Coursework Submission
• Unless instructed otherwise by your module leader and extension, assessed coursework must be submitted by the deadline to the relevant assignment. Please, submit an electronic copy of your assignment via the module web. (See instructions on module web)
• The electronic version of your assignment may be used to enable checks to be made using anti-plagiarism software and approved plagiarism checking websites.
• Students are required to attempt all assessed aspects of their course at the first opportunity. If you don’t, and you do not have a valid deferral, you will not be allowed a re-sit. Please see the ‘Make your Mark’ page on Coventry University’s Student Portal and Section C of the ‘Essential information for all students’ insert for further information.
• Any student who submits a first piece of work late, without an authorised extension (or deferral) will receive a mark of 0%. There is no longer any sliding scale of late penalties. However, if you miss a deadline it is still worth submitting a piece of coursework late for a zero mark so that you do not automatically lose any re-sit opportunity. Please see the ‘Make the Date’ page on Coventry University’s Student Portal and Section C of the ‘Essential information for all students’ insert for further information.
• Return of Marked Work
• You can expect to have marked work returned to you by approximately 3 weeks after the submission date.