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Reflections about IHRM as a field of study May 4, 2007

Posted by Null in Academic.

International Human Resource Management is a commonly used subject in tertiary institutions. This is due to the demand for HR practitioners who can cope with radical organisational changes. Globalisation, increased competition, information technology, effective communication, workplace diversity are some of the issues that had encouraged many firms to go multinational and conduct international business. However, going multinational is not an easy task because there are several issues such as cultural differences, varying employment laws, and unknown market conditions which challenge a firm when conducting international business. In addition, multinationals face more challenges when aligning their HR practices to the global marketplace. Hence it is worthwhile to have an area of study that will equip managers and HR professionals for the cultural challenges faced with managing human resources globally.



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