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Unformatted text preview: 1 A. Country legal, cultural, and historical differences B. Production was decentralized given limited trade C. Contrast to other corporate functions such as finance and marketing 2 IV. Factors Promoting more Centrally Coordinated and Regional Structures A. Regional trade pactsEU, NAFTA, Mercosur, ASEAN B. Expansion of global trade and MNCs C. Production consolidationregional centers of excellence V. MNC Steps at Cross-National IR/HR A. Regional IR/HR staffs are being created in some MNCs B. More cross-country coordination of corporate policies C. More frequent cross-country comparisons of IR/HR performance, and this is affecting investments and plant closings (labors fear) D. Local manager concerns with the above E. Colgate-Palmolive example F. Balancing the virtues of central coordination and control with the advantages of local flexibility and responsiveness to culture, law, history, politics etc. 3...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2010 for the course ILRCB 2050 taught by Professor Givanr during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '06