What are some of the key competencies will you expect from your HR Director

What are some of the key competencies will you expect from your HR Director

Prescribed text is:

Dowling, P.J., Festing, M., & Engle, A. (2013). International human resource management (6th ed.).  Victoria: Thomson Learning.

The library contains a variety of other human resource management textbooks which are also worth examining.

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Academy of Management Executive
Academy of Management Review
Academy of Management Journal
Journal of Management
Administrative Science Quarterly
Harvard Business Review
Journal of International Business Studies
Management International Review
Asia-Pacific HRM
Personnel Review
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Strategic Management Journal
Journal of Management Development


In multinational corporations, Human Resource Directors are responsible for developing strategies for the management of employees within the organisation, in all locations across the globe.

Assume that you are the CEO of a multinational corporation. What are some of the key competencies will you expect from your HR Director. Why?

Use 3-5 academic references to support your discussion/answer.


Your answer should be based on analysis and interpretation of different theories and concepts of International human resource management and the impact these may have on the employees and on the organisation. Much of what you read in the textbook, journal articles and other readings provided in this unit will enable you to form an answer with supportive references and examples. When preparing this assignment, we hope that you will be able to:

•critically analyse international business activity in the context of current and emerging international HRM theory and,

•explain the complexity of cross-cultural differences with respect to the integration of international business activity and international human resource management practice.

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