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You are a HR Senior Manager working for a MNC from an emerging economy (country A of your choice) which is looking to engage in an International Joint Venture (IJV) with a company from a country of your choice (country B).
You have been asked to provide a critical overview of the main challenges and complexities that the International Joint Venture (IJV) HRM team has to confront in the development of appropriate HRM practices with regards to cross cultural communication, partnership and negotiation in the recruitment, selection and training process.
To meet the company’s expectations you have to formulate a critical report to the board of directors which addresses the following questions:
• What are the major institutional and cultural differences which separate country A and country B?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in an international and cross cultural managerial group involving the (IJV)’ members from both countries (A and B)/ companies?
• What is the role of expatriate’s from both companies with respect to recruitment, selection, communication, and cross cultural training process in the (IJV)?
• What is the role of expatriate’s cross cultural training of both companies in supporting a cross cultural communication, partnership and negotiation in the recruitment, selection and training in the (IJV)?
a) Develop an analysis about the major political, economical, social with special emphasis on the institutional and cultural differences between the MNC from an emerging economy (country A) and the company (country B) both of your choice. This analysis will be based on a critical evaluation of the relevant literature about the theoretical debate on Institutional approach, Cross Cultural Management and IHRM.
b) Discuss the role of corporate and national cultures of both countries (A and B)/parents firms on the transfer and/or creation of a new organisational culture of the international Joint Venture (IJV).
c) Identify and discuss the issues involving the (IJV) related to the cross cultural training, communication and negotiation in the recruitment, selection processes .
d) Based on your discussion, draw conclusions and suggest recommendations regarding to a critical approach to IHRM in relation to the (IJV) process of transfer in practice through your case study.