chapter 19 - Chapter Objectives Remember some of the...

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Chapter Objectives Remember cultural differences in labor conditions Realize the growing role of women in international business Recognize the importance of creating a company “Global Mindset” Understand the relationship between competitive strategies and HR management approaches Compare home country, host country, and third country nationals as IC executives Understand the difficulties of finding qualified executives for international companies (IC) Understand what an expatriate is and the challenges of and opportunities of an expat position Realize the increasing importance of accommodating the trailing spouse of an expatriate executive Remember some of the complications of compensation packages for expatriate executives 19-2 Human Resource Management Human Resource Management includes Estimation of work force needs Recruitment and selection Training and development Motivation Compensation Discipline Employment termination 19-3 Worldwide Labor Conditions In 2004 47% of the world’s six billion people under the age of 24 6.2% of the total population unemployed and looking for work 11% decline in manufacturing jobs worldwide Global industrial output up 30% Worldwide increased participation of women in the work force Largest pool of skilled workers in the U.S. Still only represent 11.2% of corporate officers in the U.S. 59% of business worldwide include women in senior management More women starting their own business Attitudes toward women vary tremendously worldwide 19-4 Worldwide Labor Conditions Immigrant Labor Large movement of unskilled labor between nations Significant illegal immigrant populations In U.S. number of immigrant workers increasing EU has huge influx from Eastern Europe 19-5 Child Labor One out of six children worldwide work Often dangerous or filthy conditions and little or no compensation Majority in Asia and Africa Have no other option in poor countries ILO and UNICEF campaign against Worldwide Labor Conditions Forced Labor Most common in Asia, Africa and Latin America Generally women, children, and low-income men Rural to Urban Shift Difficult to teach workers from farms and villages how to adjust to factory life Regional or Cultural Differences in Labor Conditions
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2009 for the course BUSINESS 4444 taught by Professor Dr.dale during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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