In a crisis situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, what implications does this have for HR managers in the home country in applying a strategic view of IHRM with regards to their subsidiaries in the host countries?

Reflection – Assignment Two Assessment 2 – Reflection Assignment

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Reflection Assignment Topic:

In a crisis situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, what implications does this have for HR managers in the home country in applying a strategic view of IHRM with regards to their subsidiaries in the host countries?
For example, how has the HR function been substantially influenced by the changing external environment?
How would HQ manage their staffing issues and concerns in their subsidiaries overseas (recommendations)?
Where relevant, use an example of an MNC to illustrate your discussion.

Relevant Slides from Lecture 1 Strategic View of IHRM

Assumes that MNEs operate in the context of worldwide conditions, including influences of industry (global or multi- domestic) & regional, national & local markets that include geopolitical, legal, socio-cultural & economic characteristics (PESTLE) – macro environment

These external factors have a direct influence on both internal/org factors & strategic HRM strategy & practices & have a direct influence on MNE performance

Relevant Slides from Lecture 1: Strategic View of IHRM

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