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Discuss the failures on the part of the Japanese and Indian managers that contributed to the present situation.

2. What are the cross-cultural issues involved that are critical to the functioning of a company like HMSI

3. How should HMSI deal with the issues at hand so as to implement its growth agenda?

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Hmsi Case Study Which Focuses On Hr Problems
The case study focuses on the HR problems faced by Honda Motor Cycle & Scooters India (HMSI). The case discusses the various reasons which led to the dispute between the management and employees of HMSI. It elaborates the incidents, which led to the strike at the company that resulted in HMSI workers being severely beaten up by the police. Labor strife and the management's inability to deal with it effectively had resulted in huge losses for the company due to the fall in the production level at the plant. In addition to this, the company also received a lot of nega tive publicity as newspapers and TV channels gave wide coverage to the violence of the action. The case highlights the growing number of instances of clashes between the employees and the management of companies in India, which is often guided by external parties such as trade unions and political parties. ------------------------------------------------Issues: » Understand the factors that lead to labor unrest at a factory and the impact of such incidents on the employees and the company.

» Study HR policies adopted by organizations to prevent labor unrest at the workplace.

» Examine top management's role in maintaining a peaceful working environment.

» Analyze the role of external parties such as trade unions; political parties etc., in disturbing the working environment in a company ------------------------------------------------Introduction

It wanted to pursue a non-union model but failed to devise and implement an appropriate human resource management (HRM) strategy. Prod. Saini 17 pages.On July 25. People Management Fiasco in Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Ltd. The protest followed six months of simmering labor unrest at the HMSI factory in which the workers also resorted to job slowdown8 (since. (HMSI).. Provides insights into building and implementing a commitment model of HRM strategy. The strike. encountered violent protests from workers that disrupted production at their plant in Gurgaon7.scribd. and newspapers and TV channels gave wide coverage to the violence of the action. Usfull links http://www. Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Ltd. by Debi S. The extensive media coverage not only tarnished the company's image. This incompetent handling of HR issues by the company led to a long strike by the workers. and discusses the dynamics of state power in Indian industrial relations and who can benefit from it in different contexts.com/doc/38777443/fINAL-Honda-Motorcycles-and-Scooters-India-Ltd-H MSI . established its plant in India in 1999 and made mistakes in handling people-management issues. also led to the emergence of a very strong union. but also pressured the federal government to come to the rescue of the workers. HMSI workers were severely beaten up by the police.. who had been called in for protection by HMSI management. #: HKU624-PDF-ENG Multinationals often make judgmental errors regarding cross-cultural issues and the business environments prevailing in foreign countries. 2005. besides causing substantial financial losses. Management was caught unaware when accumulated grievances led workers to turn hostile and form a union with the help of the trade union wing of a political party that was a partner in the ruling coalition at the federal level. a wholly owned subs idiary of Honda Motor Company Limited. Publication date: Dec 04. shows how employers should safeguard their interest by managing the countervailing power of workers in the Indian context. production targets that were achieved on a daily basis before the union came into existence were seldom achieved after the conciliation came into effect. Japan. 2006. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Limited6 (HMCL). (HMSI). The subsequent power struggle led to violent clashes between the workers and the police. the management of the Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Private) Limited. The management failed to break workers' unity either by soliciting help from the state agencies or by using the legal system to their advantage. In addition.

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