Week 4 Individual Work


  1. Why is the HRM role so much more complex, and important in the international context? (Chapter Nine).
  2. Explain the common causes of expatriate failure. What are some major success factors for expatriates? Explain the role and importance of each. (Chapter Nine).
  3. Discuss the role of reverse culture shock in the repatriation process. What can companies do to avoid this problem? What kinds of skills do managers learn from a foreign assignment, and how can the company benefit from them? What is the role of repatriation in the company’s global competitive situation? (Chapter 10).
  4. What are the reasons for the small numbers of female expatriates? What more can companies do to use women as a resource for international management? (Chapter 10).