HR and Disneyland in Paris Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

HR and Disneyland in Paris
A comparison of the human resource practices of the United States and Europe, with a focus on the HR issues facing Disneyland Resort Paris.
# 117649 | 3,491 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 13, 2009 in Business (Companies) , Business (International) , Business (Human Resources)

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The paper explores the HRM policies and practices in the United States and Europe, focusing on the differences in the wage and working conditions, how the cultural dimensions affect the practice of HR and how ethical concerns, including child labor laws and bribery, play a role in HR policies. The paper paints a picture of what went wrong when Disneyland opened a theme park in France and highlights how Disneyland's human resource department did not adapt to the culture it was entering.

Case Study
HR and Labor Relations
HR in Regards to the Wage and Working Conditions
HR Policies and Bribery
HR and How Culture Differences Play a Role
HR & European Differences
Analysis of Disneyland in Paris, France

From the Paper:

"An important factor in human resources management is labor relations. Usually it is noted that market forces will undermine the ability of the market to price and allocate labor in an efficient manner. This then resulting in lowering productivity. Paying workers on the basis of job content will remove the valuable incentive. There are major arguments within HR when using multinational companies in that free markets tend to assume that wages are set in an efficient manner by the working of an impersonal economy, when in fact the actual wage setting practices of employers are highly arbitrary and discriminator. (Boatright, 2003). The issues dispute is highly complex and form the basis for competing theories in labor economics. The economists, who hold that wages are determined by human capital in completive markets, stress the importance of structure features of labor markets and features that peculiar to specific industries."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Frederick, William C. "The Moral Authority of Transnational Corporate Codes," Journal of Business Ethics, 10 (1991), 166-67.
  • Boatright, John. R. Ethics and The Conduct of Business, Fourth Edition. Pearson Education INC. (2003).
  • A theme park in a cultural straitjacket: the case of Disneyland. (January 7, 1997) retrieved April 17, 2007 from
  • Disneyland Resort Paris. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved on April 17, 2007 from

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