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International Human Resource Management Managing people in a multinational context
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v IHRM Chapter 6 2 We examine these issues: The role of training in supporting expatriate adjustment and on-assignment performance. Components of effective pre-departure training programs such as cultural awareness, preliminary visits and language skills. Relocation assistance and training for trainers are also addressed. The effectiveness of pre-departure training. The developmental aspect of international assignments. Training and developing international management teams. Trends in international training and development. Chapter Objectives
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v Terms 3 IHRM Chapter 6 cultural awareness pre-departure training preliminary visits international business travelers international ‘cadre’ training development language training international English corporate language
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v 4 IHRM Chapter 6 Table 6-1 Availability of cross-cultural training in MNEs
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v 5 IHRM Chapter 6 International training and development Figure 6-1
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v 6 IHRM Chapter 6 The Mendenhall, Dunbar and Oddou cross-cultural training model Figure 6-2
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v 7 IHRM Chapter 6
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Unformatted text preview: Cultural awareness training and assignment performance Figure 6-3 v 8 IHRM Chapter 6 Table 6-2 Perceived value of cross-cultural preparation of expatriates v 9 IHRM Chapter 6 Developing international teams through international assignments Figure 6-4 v Discussion Questions 10 IHRM Chapter 6 1. What are some of the challenges faced in training expatriate managers? 2. Assume you are the HR director for a small company that has begun to use international assignments. You are considering using an external consulting firm to provide pre-departure training for employees, as you do not have the resources to provide this in-house. What components will you need covered? How will you measure the effectiveness of the pre-departure training program provided by this external consultant? 3. How does an international assignment assist in developing a cadre of international operators? Why is it necessary to have such a cadre? 4. Why do some MNEs appear reluctant to provide basic pre-departure training?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course HRM 350 taught by Professor Green during the Spring '11 term at University of Delaware.

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