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Critically evaluate the means and methods by which multinational companies are able to disseminate HR and employment practices across their global activities

Xinning Zhao


In recent years, a lot of academics have recognized that the force of globalization is sweeping across the world and national
borders are disappearing. One major outcome of this change is that competition has intensifi ed greatly, specifi ed by Khatri (1999). He
continues, as a consequence, they need to be supple and adaptable to meet the competitive challenge, especially for Multinational Enterprises
(MNEs). Furthermore, one needs to bear in mind that people are one of the most important factors providing fl exibility and adaptability that
enables companies to face the competitive threats posed by globalization. Thus, this assignment is going to examine and compare diff erent
employment strategies and systems used by MNEs. Hopefully, this will provide useful insights to help international managers manage their
expatriates successfully.


Globalization, multinational company;human resource management; change; cultures; performance appraisal; MNEs.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v7i5.8559