Many Chinese multinational companies (MNCs) have expanded their operation to the UK market due to globalisation, such as Huawei, Lenovo etc. Select one Chinese MNC that has built a subsidiary or branch in the UK market as an example, and discuss the opportunities and challenges for its human resource (HR) management in the UK market. You need to include all HR functions such as recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, compensation, and employee relations.
Note: You will refer to both academic studies on the HR practices adopted by Chinese MNCs operating in the UK, and also actual examples of one Chinese MNC to illustrate the HR functions.
Suggested structure for the essay:
Briefly introduce plan of the essay i.e. how the essay is going to address the question.
2.A brief literature review
Reviewing the studies that have investigated HR practices adopted by Chinese MNCs operating in the UK. And in brief how culture affect the HRM in different countries. You need to cite at least 5 journal articles from top-tier journals in organisational studies and HRM field.
Choose one company (Company A) which is a Chinese MNC, and has built a subsidiary or branch in the UK. Specifically explore the opportunities and challenges in human resource management Company A has faced with in the UK market. You need to include all HR functions, including Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Performance Management, Compensation, and Employee relations. You need to cite at least 10 sources in relation to Company A. Primary or secondary sources can both be researched.
4 Discussion of HR contribution and Recommendation
Summarise your findings with the discussion of HR contribution in Chinese MNCs in the UK. You could finish with some business implications of the argument presented in the essay in terms of greater value being given to the human side for Chinese MNCs in the UK, not restricted to Company A. These could be split into short, medium and long-term recommendations for the board of the Chinese MNCs.