Chapter 15 Managing Human Resources Globally Parent country- the country in which an organization’s headquarters is located. Examples: GM headquarters is in Michigan, the US is the parent country Host country- a country (other than the parent country) in which an organization operates a facility Third country- a country that is neither the parent country nor the host country. Example: GM’s operations in Great Britain hires an Australian manager. Expatriates- employees assigned to work in another country International organization- an organization that sets up one or a few facilities in one or a few foreign countries Multinational organization- an organization that builds facilities in a number a different countries in an effort to minimize production and distribution costs Global organization- an organization that chooses to locate a facility based on the ability to effectively, efficiently, and flexibly produce a product or service, using cultural differences as an advantage Transitional HRM system
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