The structure of the group report should comprise the following elements:
ï‚· Title page
o Report title
o Persons for whom the report was written (i.e., your lecturer)
o Persons who prepared and wrote the report (i.e., all members of your group) o Date of the presentation of the report
ï‚· Table of contents
o A list of headings and appendices
ï‚· Executive Summary or Abstract (It is a very short brief summing up the following.) o Context of the report
o Purpose of the report o Findings
o Background providing a context for the report o Purpose of the report
o What the report will cover
o Grouping of synthesised Information under topics with subheadings o Analyses and discussions of findings/issues
ï‚· Conclusion (No new ideas or discussions to be included in the conclusion)
o Summarising keys points of your discussions in the body of the report
ï‚· Recommendations (It depends on the topic questions that your group is to deal with) o The suggestions that were raised in the report
o A list of references used in the report
o Extra details that are too complex or technical to be included in the body of the
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Displays good command of theories and concepts relevant to the topic questions.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Displays a high quality critical analysis and discussions of the issues in each of topic questions using appropriate IHRM terms and definitions, theories and examples.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Research is summarised and integrated in a cohesive and clear manner.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Include timely and accurate facts and information of the chosen MNE and its international operations;
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Critically evaluate contextual factors of the MNE based on the groupâ€™s research;
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Identify IHRM challenges facing the MNE and its operations in the chosen host country;
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Are supported by evidence drawing on valid, reliable and defensible sources.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Draw on relevant IHRM/IB theories, concepts and facts.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Are accurate and well thought-out in response to topic
Structure & Presentation
Ã¼ïƒ¼ The report is presented and structured in a professional format incorporating all necessary elements of an official report.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Introduction is clear and outlines the context of the report â€“ background, purpose and scope.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Body logically and coherently groups and reports findings and analyses of issues in sections and subsections.
â€¢ Each section concisely focuses on a key issue â€“ early sections laying the foundation for later sections.
â€¢ Sequence and structure of ideas are logical, fluent and coherent.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Conclusion provides a summary of key findings and discussions reported in the body, and recommendations if appropriate.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Presentation of the report is neat â€“ in simple and clear English.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Presentation of the report is professional â€“ free of grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors, using 12-point font and double line-spacing.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Overall report demonstrates collaboration among members and team spirit.
References and citations
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Include peer-reviewed academic references.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Exhibit correct & consistent referencing technique for
acknowledging sources in text adhering to the Harvard Styling.
Ã¼ïƒ¼ Provide a complete and properly formatted list of references
adhering to the Harvard Styling.
The group report is designed to help students develop their critical thinking, research and writing skills, and should reflect the principles and practices of IHRM in relation to the international business strategy and structure. This assignment requires a critical analysis of the contextual factors, facts, and IHRM policies and practices of your groupâ€™s chosen company.
Discussions and analysis in the Group Report and Group Presentation will include the following issues that are addressed by groups.
while group members must ensure that the group report is an INTEGRATED PIECE OF COLLECTIVE WORK.
a. Describe why the multinational enterprise (MNE) of your choice has become globalised. What are the major factors? b. Discuss the impact of globalisation on the management of the MNEâ€™s employees?
c. Discuss the national culture and corporate culture of the MNE.
d. How do various country cultures impact the business and human resource practice of the MNE?
e. What type of business strategy has the MNE pursued in its international business?
Q1: What labour laws are relevant to the global operations of the chosen MNE?
Q2: Describe some immigration laws that may be relevant to a chosen subsidiary of the chosen MNE.
Q3: What international rules and standards are most relevant to a chosen subsidiary of the MNE?
Q4: Based on the mission statement and objectives of the MNE, interpret the corporate social responsibilities of the MNE. Illustrate with examples.
Q5: What are the trends over the next ten years in global staffing for the chosen MNE in its global operations?