WK7 Project Theorising HRM In Africa Beyond Cultural Relativism

Globalization has had a profound impact on organizations and HRM practice. As you review the readings on global HRM issues, you’ll observe two areas of focus. First, you will note how talent can be managed effectively in an organization operating across the globe. Keep in mind that shifting from a domestic to a more balanced global position naturally presents some HR challenges along with the opportunities. Second, scholars have explored the variations in HR practices throughout the globe, attempting to identify those which have demonstrated the ability to create and sustain value given the unique settings of various regions or countries. You will see those throughout this week’s resources, as well as in your own research.

As this Project gets underway, consider whether the research on HR practices and their effectiveness in specific countries has implications for the practice of HR in your own home country and for an organization reaching out to global markets. Some scholars will argue the strategic HRM implications for a global organization are not significantly more complex than those facing an exclusively domestic organization. Others will argue the opposite. Either way, consider norms, customs, culture, regulations, and even competition across regions of the globe, then whether you believe global operations present a significant challenge or opportunity to strategic HRM.

Compose an annotated bibliography of 5–7 references relevant to the particular region assigned. Note that your research articles and information in your project should be from scholarly sources from within your region.

The continent that I have is Africa.