International HRM Practice

Coursework Support
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Module Code IHPR5025
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 2000 words (± 10% acceptable)
 Submission Deadline: 2.00 pm 3 August 2017
You are required to choose (any one) of the following
events
 Jet Airways
 Honda
The assignment has Two tasks:
Task1 and Task 2
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 Cover page: Id number, Module Title and
Code (Not included in the word count)
 Contents Page (Not included in the word count)
 Introduction (200 words)
 Task 1 (800 words)
 Task 2 (800 words)
 Conclusion & Recommendations (200 Words)
 Bibliography (Not included in the word count)
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 Provide a brief overview of the chosen MNC
and outline the ways in which they have
expanded the business globally.
 Briefly mention the tasks/topics which will
be evaluated within your assignment.
(200 words; 10 marks)
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Cross cultural training should be provided by MNC’s
including general knowledge about the country and
essential tips on behaviour and sensitive issues.
a) Prepare a short report to create ‘cultural awareness’
for future expatriates on any country of your
choice.
b) Evaluate the measures adopted by your chosen
MNC to prepare & train expatriates for their new
overseas assignments in any two countries of your
choice.
You are required to support your findings from
literature search
(800 words; 40 marks)
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You might wish to discuss the following points:
 Your understanding of ‘culture’ & ‘cultural
shock’.
 The national and corporate culture.
 The understanding of how national culture
affects corporate culture and strategic
decisions
 Training of expatriates on cultural issues.
(e.g. training to overcome ‘cultural shock’)
 Some discussion on Handy’s / Hofstede’s
cultural models to support your answer.
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The reward and compensation systems in MNC’s should
effectively balance the needs and desires of host country
nationals (HCNs), parent country nationals (PCNs) and third
country nationals (TCNs).
MNC’s adopt different types of pay systems like Going rate
approach, Balance sheet approach and Local Plus approach to
fit into local laws and global policies.
a) Identify and discuss the complexities involved in the
designing of a reward package for an expatriate employee.
b) Identify and evaluate the reward and compensation
practices offered by your chosen MNC in any two countries
of your choice.
You are required to support your findings from literature search
(800 words; 40 marks)
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You might wish to discuss following points
from the employees’ & employer’s
perspective:
 Key components of International
Compensation Programmes for Expatriates –
(Base Salary; Allowances; Benefits)
 Approaches to International Compensation:
(Going Rate Approach; The Balance Sheet
Approach & Local Plus Approach)
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 Jet Airways
http://capaindia.com/pdfs/jet-airways-may-
07.pdf
 Honda
http://www.hondamanufacturingcareers.co.uk/value
s_and_culture.php
If you are planning to include these additional support
materials in Bibliography, then you are required to reference
them according to Harvard Referencing System.
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 https://www.robertwalters.co.uk/content/dam/robert
-walters/global/files/salary-survey/complete-salarysurvey-2015.pdf
 http://www.top-consultant.com/topconsultant_salary_report.pdf
 http://hays.com/cs/groups/hays_common/@og/@co
ntent/documents/promotionalcontent/hays_1429953
.pdf
If you are planning to include these additional support
materials in Bibliography, then you are required to
reference them according to Harvard Referencing
System.
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Conclude your report with your overall
findings arising from Task 1 & Task 2
(200 words; 10 marks)
Remember:
 To complete all the tasks
 To label each task correctly.
 Include in-text citations.
 Include bibliography.
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