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Faculty of Business and Law

Academic Year: 14/15


Examination Period: January

Module Leader: Hilary Drew


Module Code: UMPD76-15-3
Module Title: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT
Work Item Code: ?

Duration: 2 Hours

Standard materials required for this examination:

Examination Answer Booklet Yes

Multiple Choice Answer Sheet No


Type of paper e.g. G3, G14 No
Graph Paper
Number of sheets per student No

Additional materials required for this examination:

Details of additional material supplied by UWE:

To be collected with Answer Booklet (please delete as appropriate) No

Details of approved material supplied by Student:

To be collected with Answer Booklet (please delete as appropriate) No


University approved Calculator Yes

Candidates permitted to keep Examination Question Paper Yes

Candidates are NOT permitted to turn the page


over until the exam starts

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Instructions to Candidates:
Candidates must answer any TWO questions.

1. Designing efficient reward packages for international assignees requires


achieving a fit between individual and organisational objectives. Critically
discuss.

2. To what extent has there been limited growth in the numbers of females
taking international assignments? What explanations does the academic
literature offer?

3. To what extent should organizations be aware of the risk of expatriate


failure when sending employees on international assignments?

4. Why is there an imperative for MNCs to act ethically? To what extent is the
management of ethics the responsibility of the International Human Resource
function?

5. Perlmutter’s (1969) EPG model has informed debates around international


staffing for more than forty years. To what extent does the model continue to
offer useful insights into how MNCs select candidates for international
assignments?

6. With reference to the relevant literature, outline and critically analyse some
of the key debates around future developments in IHRM.

END OF QUESTION PAPER

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