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WEEK 1 (ALREADY STARTED AND I HAVE NOT TURNED IN ANY ASSIGMENTS. THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE BY TUTOR IHRM Strategies Identify and discuss three…

WEEK 1 (ALREADY STARTED AND I HAVE NOT TURNED IN ANY ASSIGMENTS. THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE BY TUTOR

IHRM Strategies Identify and discuss three strategies of HRM, the importance that each plays in global operations, and the specific considerations that should be made within an international context. Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings. 
ABB Case What were the major challenges at ABB?  Which key people-related challenges did they face?  What suggestions would you make to address these challenges? Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

AssignmentTo complete the following assignment, go to this week’s Assignment link in the left navigation.
Lincoln Electric Case Paper
Read the Chapter 2 opening case on Lincoln Electric and write a two- to four-page paper. In your paper:
·         Present an overview of the key elements of the case.
·         Explain why Lincoln Electric is successful in the United States and the role of its HRM practices in this success.
·         Describe the potential problems associated with introducing Lincoln Electric’s HRM practices, including its reward system, into its China operations.
·         Discuss whether or not Lincoln Electric should introduce its U.S. HRM practices in China and justify your decision.
Submit your two- to four-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.
WEEK 2
DiscussionsTo participate in the following discussions, go to this week’s Discussion link in the left navigation.
eBay Case Read the Chapter 3 opening case on eBay in China.  Why did eBay fail in Asia (Japan as well as China)?  What could eBay have done differently?  Why was eBay unable to compete with Alibaba and local competitors?  Should people management practices such as those discussed be local or global?  (Why?)  What suggestions would you have given to eBay leadership? Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings.  Nestle Case Read the Chapter 5 opening case on Nestle.  Why did Nestle’s decentralized structure, which had brought the company success in the past, no longer fit the new realities of increasing global competition?  What were the objectives of the GLOBE initiative?  How was it more than just an SAP change? Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
AssignmentTo complete the following assignment, go to this week’s Assignment link in the left navigation.
Find an article in the Ashford University Library database focusing on national culture and the impact it has on policies, procedures, and practices of international firms. Develop a three- to four-page article analysis. Use the outline below in presenting your overview and analysis:
·         Introduction: Introduce the main topics of the article and analysis.
·         Major Thesis: Within this section, identify the author’s primary reason(s) for writing the article.
·         Supporting Arguments: Within this section, outline the article’s main arguments/points.
·         Article Summary: Within this section, you will describe the conclusions of the article and the contributions it makes to the field.
·         Analysis: This section should include your analysis. This includes your analysis of the article’s strong and weak points, your rationale for determining the strong and weak points of the article, and the methodological shortcomings and strengths of the article (i.e., whether and why it is a strong or weak piece of academic research).
·         Application: Within this final section, you will need to discuss the relevancy of the article to specific HR practices and its practical application. This may include practices of which you are aware in your own work environment or any organization with which you are familiar. Use examples or personal experience to support your discussion.
·         Conclusion: Summarize your analysis and findings.
Submit your three- to four-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite the article in addition to the text.
WEEK 3
DiscussionsTo participate in the following discussions, go to this week’s Discussion link in the left navigation.

Global Employer Brand What factors should organizations consider when developing a global employer brand? What factors should organizations consider when transitioning from a domestic employment brand to enter global markets? Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings. 
Employee Value Proposition Define and discuss EVP – what factors may make it difficult to determine EVP on a global basis?  What considerations should be made to clearly understand and make use of this information?  Why is EVP important for organizations to understand?  What can organizations do to build a differentiated EVP? Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

AssignmentTo complete the following assignment, go to this week’s Assignment link in the left navigation.
Global Leadership Development Paper
Develop a three- to five-page paper that analyzes the key issues surrounding global leadership development. In your paper:
·         Describe at least four key issues in global leadership development. Some possible suggestions are identifying high potential employees, mobility, and supporting global coordination.
·         Analyze the major challenges of each of the selected issues.
·         Discuss IHRM practices and strategies that address each of the four selected issues.
Submit to your instructor your three- to five-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.
WEEK 4
DiscussionsTo participate in the following discussions, go to this week’s Discussion link in the left navigation.

Haier Case Examine the Chapter 9 opening case on Haier.  What are the distinctive features of performance management (PM) at Haier?  What is your opinion about the organization’s people strategy?  What did and didn’t you like?  Why?  Why does it seem to work for the organization, even though it is different than other companies in China? What aspects of Haier’s PM system could or should be exported to overseas operations?  What aspects should not be exported? Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings. 
Knowledge Sharing Why is knowledge sharing a concern for organizations?  What practices may limit an organization’s ability to effectively stimulate knowledge sharing?  How might the organizational culture impact a firm’s ability to gain employee buy-in and effectively share knowledge?  What methods could organizations use to capture knowledge? Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

AssignmentTo complete the following assignment, go to this week’s Assignment link in the left navigation.
IHRM Leading Change Paper
Using the Ashford University Library and the suggested websites, identify at least two articles that examine the role IHRM plays in leading change. In a three- to five-page paper, use your research to address the following points. In your paper:
·         Describe how MedPharm’s change was implemented (based on the Chapter 11 opening case reading).
·         Present suggestions on how to overcome the slow progress and the resistance faced by MedPharm.
·         Identify and discuss the issues that HR should be prepared to address when planning and implementing change in a global context.
·         Present recommendations for how to increase acceptance of change.
Submit your three- to five-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.
WEEK 5
DiscussionsTo participate in the following discussions, go to this week’s Discussion link in the left navigation.

Global Alliances Evaluate why many global alliances fail.  What steps can an organization take to avoid, address, or minimize these issues?  Discuss a specific example of a firm which could have used these steps to support their effort in forging a global alliance. Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings. 
Unique Attributes of IHRM Assess at least five of the key issues that make the global HR function unique.  Why is it important for organizations to understand these differences and prepare to respond through effective IHRM? Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Final PaperTo complete the following assignment, go to this week’s Final Paper link in the left navigation.
Develop an eight- to ten-page detailed exploratory analysis of the human resource management processes and practices in a particular country of your choice. Develop this analysis as if you were preparing a plan for a new expatriate manager taking a position within the selected country. The report should be seen as a resource to which organizations can refer to when expanding a business venture in the country of choice and sending an expatriate to work there.
Focus of the Final Paper
Your analysis should cover the following topics:
·         Discuss the culture and socio-political background of the country you selected. Be sure to include a description of the legal and governmental systems. 
·         Appraise the business environment of the selected country and discuss the organizational structure, industrial relations, HRM practices, and common management styles. 
·         Identify and discuss at least three examples of practices that could be in conflict between cultures (acceptable in one culture but illegal or unethical in the other) and how you would suggest dealing with these issues. 
·         Discuss repatriation and why it is important to consider both entry and exit for an expatriate manger. 
·         Analyze the role of training and development of an expatriate manager and provide suggestions for supporting the successful repatriation of an expatriate manager.
Writing the Final PaperThe Final Paper:
1.      Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 
2.      Must include a title page with the following:
a.       Title of paper
b.      Student’s name
c.       Course name and number
d.      Instructor’s name
e.       Date submitted
3.      Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
4.      Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5.      Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
6.      Must use at least four scholarly sources. This can include cases, journals, articles, etc., that are retrieved through a research source in the Ashford University Library.
7.      Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
8.      Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
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