“One of the central questions in the literature on multinational companies (MNCs) is the extent to which MNC subsidiaries act and behave as local firms versus the extent to which their practices resemble those of the parent company”.
Think of a particular MNE of your choice and discuss the above statement by using the recommended readings, relevant theory, and academic frameworks. Explain your answer by providing practical examples from the MNE that you have chosen.
For this assessment, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the following concepts:
cultural context of IHRM
International mergers and acquisitions
IHRM trends and challenges
staffing and recruitment and selection, and
diversity management in the international arena.
Using literature to debate the extent of how MNE subsidiary companies act, then using Honda as the real-world example of that discussion.
7 academic & peer-reviewed journal articles that are relevant to IHRM
The main text for the unit is:
Dowling, P. J., Festing, M., & Engle, A. D. (2017)., International Human Resource Management: Managing People in a Multinational Context, (7th ed.)., South Melbourne: Cengage Learning