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The task is to write a case study report analysing the international HRM (IHRM) policies and practices in
the multinational enterprise (MNE) of your choice. You are asked to:
• Choose ONE of the following IHRM areas:
o International recruitment
o International selection
o International performance management
o International compensation
• Choose ONE multinational enterprise (MNE), which is headquartered in any country in the world.
Before finalising your choice of MNE, check that sufficient information on the company is available
to undertake the required analysis. A 2021/22 annual report together with other recent sources
such as websites, newspaper articles should be sufficient.
• Use academic theory (models/frameworks) to examine their current IHRM policies and practices in
the chosen area and discuss the challenges post covid-19 pandemic that the MNE is facing or will
face to implement their current IHRM policies and practices.
• Write recommendations about how the chosen MNE should deal with the challenge by Covid-19
that is analysed above.
• Include a cover sheet, table of contents, executive summary, introduction, analysis，
recommendations，conclusion, and a list of references.
The individual case study report is aimed at students gaining an appreciation for and an understanding of the challenges of managing human resources in an international context.
Section/element Allocated Marks
1. Executive Summary
A summary of the whole report covering:
o A brief overview of the Company
o A summary analysis of what you have found in your report.
o Recommendations of your report based on your analysis.
o No more than one page.
What are you going to tell the reader in this report? Introduce the purpose of
the report, the MNE you have chosen, and the structure of the report.
This is NOT the same as an Executive Summary
Tip – refer to the assignment task
Identify the current policies/practices for your chosen area (international
recruitment, or selection, or international performance management or
international compensation) in the chosen MNE.
Use appropriate academic theories (model/frameworks) to analyse if the
current policies/practices are working well. Explain how Covid-19 pandemic
may have and/or will influence the above policies and practices for the chosen
You should choose one of the three areas (international recruitment &
selection, international performance management and international
compensation). Do not focus on all three.
What should the chosen MNE do to deal with the influence/challenge by
Covid-19 that is analysed above? Explain why.
The recommendations should directly flow from your initial analysis in section
Include the possible solutions for the MNE to move forward into 2022 and beyond.
Summarise your key arguments in this report.
Briefly highlight the importance of your report to the MNE (or other firms),
Human Resource professionals, senior management, and employees.
References need to be directly relevant to the topic.
Include both academic as well as practitioner sources.