Communication in a Multicultural Marketplace Analytical Essay by Nicky

An analysis of the human resource management issues in the employment of an expatriate as a leader in an otherwise nationally homogenous organization.
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The paper explores cross-cultural management and business interaction with consideration to the cultural challenges addressed by Hofstede's theory. The paper focuses on the scenario of employing an expatriate as a leader in an otherwise nationally homogenous organization, and examines the human resources issues of such a move. The paper illustrates why and how the organization must be primed for the arrival of an expatriate manager.

From the Paper:

"The internationalization of our economy has contributed to a change in the nature of corporate culture, personnel and leadership. One major implication of this is a change in the nature of the world economy, wherein nations have become increasingly interdependent through relationships forged by the integration of their private sectors, and where as a result organizations in all contexts are themselves becoming increasingly diverse. Closer relationships between such culturally distinct nations as the United States and India due to relaxing trade regulations, and more intimate interaction between traditional partners such as the United States and the United Kingdom due to technological innovation, have both precipitated as sort of cross-breeding of the labor pool. Today, it is not uncommon for managerial leadership to be drawn from one pool and placed in the other in order to facilitate greater intimacy between operational aspects separated by geography and culture. Though this strategy brings with it a number of notable benefits with regard to the coordination of global operations, it does also bear with it a number of challenges which fall upon the Human Resources department to address."

Sample of Sources Used:

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