305 HRM- International HRM
Coursework [Contributes 100% to total module mark]
(Recommended Word Length 4,000 words +/-10%
Maximum/ Minimum/Range +/- 10%) No less than 38 references in your Essay!!!!!
(The word-count does not include your ref list or contents page; it does include in-text referencing.)
Submission by 17/04/2016, at 23:55
Component 1 of the Assignment:
You are a senior international human resource manager in a multinational corporation (countryX) planning to open a subsidiary in a country of your choice (country Y). In advance of ‘start-up’ formulate a critical essay to your board of executives which addresses the following:
The major institutional and cultural differences which separate the country Xand country Y. You should make a reference to Cross Cultural Management literature to explain the main cultural differences faced by expatriates in the host environment.
Challenges faced by expatriates and company in relation to:
-International recruitment from the expatriate and company perspectives.
– Training and development in the global environment.
Component 2 of the Assignment:
a ‘Personal Reflection’ which is your own reflection on the process of working in a multicultural groupand what you have learned. Your reflection should be written in the first person (use me / I) and should be no more than 500 words in total. This is part of your overall 4,000 word count.
You will be expected to demonstrate that you:
1. Are familiar with and able to critically review the relevant literature on international HRM, international/global managers and intercultural working.
2. Have a critical understanding of the role and contributions of international managers.
3. Have a critical understanding of the capabilities, qualities and conditions that various studies report as being important to the role and effective functioning of an international/global team leader/manager.
4. Have an appreciation of the concepts of ‘expatriates’ and their implication for international HRM.
5. Have an appreciation of the specific organisational strategies and interventions that can be used to ensure international managers are fit for the role. Also the challenges that an international manager might face e.g. selection methods, pre-departure briefings and training, cultural competence skills development.
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Demonstrate sound knowledge of the relationship between and the impact of culture on organizational life.
Identify key areas of similarity and difference in HR practice between countries.
Link the choice of strategic international HR with international business strategy approaches.
Measure the impact and effectiveness of international assignments.
PLAGIARISM WARNING! –. All references used must be given, and the specific page number used should also be given for any direct quotations, which should be in inverted commas. Students found copying from the internet or other sources will get zero marks and may be excluded from the university.
Please note – It is taken for granted that your work will be suitably academically underpinned. Work that is not suitably supported by suitable academic references will be subject to failure.
Your work must be in essay format using size 12 times font, 1.5 line spacing.
Assessment Criteria and Marking Scheme
The paper will be assessed out of 100 marks using the criteria on the pro-forma attached.
Basically, you will need to demonstrate the ability to:
Must At Least no less than 38 references in your Essay for pass this coursework!!!!!
Write a clear Introduction which identifies the issues within the context of the assigned IHRM question and, from this to demonstrate a logical structure and layout for the paper (10 marks)
Critically review the relevant literature and its implications for the aspect of IHRM discussed (30 marks)
Critically analyse and discuss the pertinent issues, grounded in the literature, relevant to the assigned question (35 marks)
Draw meaningful conclusions, provide appropriate recommendations, and reflective account of working in a multicultural team (15 marks)
Structure and present the discussion in a clear, logical and coherent way, and correctly reference all published material included in the paper (10 marks)
Marking Scheme -Undergraduate Assignment Assessment Sheet
Distinction (70-100)* Merit (60-69) Pass (50-59) Pass (40-49) Fail (0-39) Mark
Nature of topic(s) (10%)
Identifies and describes the nature of topic(s) critically and thoroughly
Identifies and describes the nature of topic(s) correctly and critically
Identifies the nature of topic(s) correctly with adequate description
Identifies the nature of topic(s) correctly with some description
Fails to identify the nature of topic(s) correctly
Literature review (30%) Has evidence of reading on relevant material beyond those given in teaching sessions or exercises
Refers extensively to sources
Evaluates literature logically and critically
Shows evidence of accessing and reading on relevant material
Refers to adequate sources
Analyses literature clearly and critically
Demonstrates clear understanding of relevant theories, concepts and issues
Refers to some sources
Discusses literature thoroughly with some critical analysis
Presents some understanding of theories, concepts and issues
Refers to a few sources
Describes literature with limited critical analysis Shows limited or no understanding of relevant literature
Refers to limited or no sources
Describes literature with no critical analysis
Analysis and discussion (35%) Presents strong and critical analysis and discussion well-grounded in literature
Shows both depth and breadth of understanding of the topic(s)
Has well-reasoned arguments shown in analysis and discussion based on literature
Presents appropriate understanding of the topic(s)
Has logical and clear arguments shown in analysis and discussion based on literature
Demonstrates clear understanding of the topic(s)
Demonstrates some arguments in analysis and discussion based on literature
Shows basic understanding of the topic(s) Has unsubstantiated and invalid analysis and discussion based on anecdotes and generalisation
Presents limited or no understanding of the topic(s)
Distinction (70-100)* Merit (60-69) Pass (50-59) Pass (40-49) Fail (0-39) Mark
Conclusion, recommendation &Reflective Account(15%) Summarises the assignment thoroughly and critically
Thorough and detailed reflective account
Provides realistic and feasible recommendations
Summarises the assignment clearly and critically
Conveyed some logicaland sound reflective account
Provides logical recommendations
Summarises the assignment adequately
Some effort to provide a clear reflective account
Provides some recommendations
Summarises the assignment briefly
Presents a brief reflective account
Provides a few recommendations
Provides limited or no summary of the assignment
Provides limited or no reflective account
Presents limited or no recommendations
Presentation and reference (10%) Conveys all information clearly and completely with logical order
Displays excellent use of reference style
Delivers information clearly and accurately with sound structure
Shows correct use of reference style with minor errors
Conveys content consistently without misunderstanding
Displays correct reference style but a few inconsistencies Conveys content adequately without misunderstanding
Displays correct reference style but some inconsistencies Provides vague content with many errors
Presents limited or no referencing with incorrect style
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