As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to produce an Individual Report for Question 2 of the assessment for International Management. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.
After completing the module you should be able to:
1. Understand the role of culture in international business including knowledge of the major policies.
2. Develop knowledge of key organisational and national cultural characteristics in order to manage successfully in diverse contexts.
3. Evaluate the challenge and opportunity of managing a diverse global workforce to create value and achieve organisational goals.
4. Understand the factors that contribute to the notion of a globalised economy demonstrating an awareness of ethically sound and accountable international policies.
5. Work effectively as a member of a global virtual team with practical application of cultural awareness, including team working skills.
A Human Resources Director for a multinational company that has offices in the USA and Europe has a role that involves ensuring recruitment of a workforce to create value and achieve organisational goals. The director is aware that expatriate failure has received a lot of attention in research circles but is keen to offer a two year fixed term overseas assignment to one of their senior staff to open and oversee a new project in their office in Delhi, India. Evaluate the evidence about why Expatriation is still so widely used in a globalised economy and examine the causes of expatriate failure. What are the implications of your findings for the HR Director and their planning for staffing the new project?