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Which Western Country is Preferred for HRM?

Union structures differ considerably among Western countries. If given the choice, which nation would you prefer to practice HRM within? Defend your answer.

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According to articlesbase.com (2010) corporate management philosophy is an important issue because it decides how a firm views the world in relation to itself and how it wants to manage human resources in different countries. According to this site, an HR manager at international level must not only select people with skills, but also employees who can mix with the organization's culture; General Electric, for example, is not just hiring people who have skills required to perform specific tasks, it wants to hire employees whose style, beliefs, and value system are consistent with those of the firm. According to this author, corporate culture and management philosophy, to a great extent decides the formulation and implementation of corporate and operational strategies and their evolution into various stages of internationalization. For example, companies involved in world trade and investment can be divided into four types based on their management approach and corporate philosophy (also, in terms of HRM):

1) Ethnocentric organization: these are home country oriented organizations; for example, when a Japanese corporation invests in Mexico, Japan is the home country and Mexico is the host country; in addition, if the Japanese Corporation is ethnocentric, it will except Mexicans to accept the inherent superiority of Japan and investments will be followed on the ethnocentric approach;

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This article affirms that the corporate management philosophy is an important issue because it decides how a firm views the world in relation to itself and how it wants to manage human resources in different countries. According to this site, an HR manager at the international level must not only select people with skills, but also employees who can mix with the organization's culture.

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