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No two cultures define ethics in exactly the same way. Use at least two references from the library and clearly apply the unit reading in a well-written paper.

Compare and contrast the ways in which two different cultures might approach the dilemmas that a multinational organization, might face in decisions surrounding hiring and laying off (or firing) employees. Begin by briefly indentifying at least two possible dilemmas.

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No two cultures define ethics in exactly the same way. Use at least two references from the library and clearly apply the unit reading in a well-written paper of at least 800 words. Compare and contrast the ways in which two different cultures might approach the dilemmas that a multinational organization, might face in decisions surrounding hiring and laying off (or firing) employees. Begin by briefly indentifying at least two possible dilemmas.

There are two different dilemmas that are related to human resources faced by an American company operating in Japan.

The first is that the American company wants to hire a production manager in Japan. The business plan of the US based multinational is that if production facilities in Japan are not profitable within eight months of operations then the manufacturing unit will be closed down and the production outsourced.

From the perspective of Human Resource management, there is a dilemma in hiring of the production manager. In the US an employee may be hired or fired at will. The law and ethics support it. However, the situation is very different in Japan. Legally there is a restrictive environment for firing employees. Even now managers and employees expect lifetime employment. The HR has the option of recruiting on probation but this will not attract the best managers. Further, the ...

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