Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding tested in this assignment:
·the theoretical and empirical work of key writers, both classical and contemporary, on different aspects of international human resource management as a distinctive field of study and practice;
·the strategic orientations of multinational corporations (MNCs) and related HR policy/employment considerations;
·comparative and diverse contexts impacting HRM and its related practices in various regions.
Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes tested in this assignment:
·demonstrate an ability to critically appraise, evaluate and synthesise different writers' theoretical and empirical contributions to the study of international human resource management
·critically evaluate and apply relevant theory to practice to the complex interrelationship of human resource factors within multinational corporations
·communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and work effectively in diverse groups
Feedback /Marking criteria for this Assignment
Performance will be assessed using HBS Grading Criteria and Mark scheme.
Guidance for improvement will be given in writing on the Assessment Feedback Form or on the StudyNet Feedback Form within 4 weeks of submission.
For each day or part day up to five days after the published deadline, coursework relating to modules submitted late will have the numeric grade reduced by 10 grade points until or unless the numeric grade reaches 40 for levels 4, 5 and 6 or 50 for level 7 (PG). If a submission is more than 5 working days after the published deadline, a grade of zero will be awarded.
Where the numeric grade awarded for the assessment is less than 40, no lateness penalty will be applied;
Detailed Brief for Individual Assessment
Critically evaluate whether national cultures are converging or diverging. Drawing upon the academic literature, discuss the implications of this for the MNE and their IHRM strategies and practices.
A multinational corporation is planning to implement a common set of performance management practices throughout its global subsidiaries. What advice would you offer to the HRM director of the firm in relation to this plan; and why? Give two country-specific examples in support of your answer, drawing upon the academic literature.
Submitting your essay
Students are required to submit essays electronically via Canvas. Please ensure you include your student ID, but do not put your name, on your coursework.
Student Support and Guidance
·For further help, contact your module leader in their drop-in hours or by email.
·Use the Grading Criteria in your Programme Handbook and mark scheme to help improve your work.
·Go to CASE workshops, use the CASE website and drop-in hours www.studynet.herts.ac.uk/go/CASE/
·Academic English for Business support is available through daily drop-ins from the CASE office. See the CASE workshop timetable on the CASE main website page for details.
Please note that for the essay, we expect a clear structure with an Introduction, Main Body and Conclusion, and you will need to attach a full Reference list at the end. The Harvard Referencing system must be used both for in text citations and layout of references at the end.
Note to all students: Marking and referencing
All student work needs to be of a high academic standard, in terms of written English and use of the Harvard Referencing System (HRS). This forms part of the UH Grading Criteria. Mark schemes in Module Guides provide additional detail on what, specifically, is required of students in each module’s assessment. Students should refer to their Programme Handbook for more details on the UH Grading Criteria and the requirement to use the HRS.
Some important guidelines on assessment:
• Failure to submit an electronic copy of your essay via Canvas on time without good cause will result in penalties as provided for in the University regulations. These may include a fail for that piece of work and for the module.
• Essays submitted for this module will be selected for electronic checking for plagiarism, copying and other forms of cheating.
• The electronic copy should be a single 'Word' file named as follows: Student Number, ICHRM, Sem A, 2019_20
• You must not copy from another student nor allow other students to read or have an electronic copy of your work.
• See Academic Skills website for guidelines on writing essay and report etc. http://www.studynet2.herts.ac.uk/ptl/common/asu.nsf/Teaching+Documents?Openview&count=9999&restricttocategory=Writing+and+Referencing
• Coursework submitted up to one (1) week after the published deadline will receive a maximum numeric grade of 50 for level 7. Work submitted later than one (1) week after the deadline will be awarded a fail grade.
• Students obtaining less than 20% for the module overall, will not normally be eligible for a referral, they will have to re-enrol on the module in the next academic year (FREN)