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    There are many post-acquisition trends in HRM practices. As a HRM, which country's trends make the most sense to you? Why

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    Dowling, P., Festing, M. and Engle, A. (2009). International human resource management, (5th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.

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    Dowling, P.J. (2010). The psychological impact of expatriate relocation on partners. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1(4). Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

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    There are many post-acquisition trends in HRM practices. As a HRM, which country's trends make the most sense to you? Why

    Each country evaluated in Ch3 - Table 3-1, pg 58 of International human resource management by Dowling, Festing, and Engle demonstrate similar quality's, however only two of the country's seem particularly unique to me, Japan and France.

    From an HRM perspective, the open communication is very encouraging in both these countries. Also, there seems to be more of a focus on the longevity of the position and the candidates ...

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    In Japan, the notion that the focus is from the bottom up to the top is unique to all the other countries analyzed. This perspective would be an interesting challenge from an HR manager's position and one that could be very rewarding. Japan has a culture that is reserved, that leads to their appraisal system being more irrelevant as opposed to America where you get feedback regularly, both formal and informal (Dierkes, 2004 ).

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