Essays on IHRM at Samsung Electronics Case Study

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The paper "IHRM at Samsung Electronics" is a perfect example of a case study on management. The subject of International human resource management entails a complex interaction between three different factors: cross-cultural management, comparative human resource management, and industrial relations systems. These three factors interact within the context of a highly globalized business environment and rapid changes. In practice, international human resource management entails different practices. These involve responding to both cultural and institutional differences; the use of expatriates in the process of global integration; and managing the process of change and growth within an organization.

In addition to these, international human resource management practices seek to enhance global coordination within the company through the traditional functions of the human resource department. Samsung Electronics provides a classic example of how a multinational organization utilizes different approaches in managing its international human resource practices. This report presents the international human resource management plan for Samsung Electronics. The report is organized into three different sections. In the first section, a brief examination of the background of the company is provided. This also covers its mission, vision, and general strategies.

In the second section, the report evaluates different theoretical issues and contemporary trends in international human resource management. Special emphasis is laid on the practice of multinational corporations that are similar to Samsung Electronics. The analysis of issues and trends in relation to the situation at Samsung Electronics are presented in the findings and analysis section. Finally, the report offers conclusions on the practice of international human resource management at Samsung Electronics. 2.0 BACKGROUND OF THE ORGANISATIONSamsung Electronics was started back in 1983 in Daegu, Korea as a small general trading company (Samsung Electronics 2013).

Right from the beginning, Samsung Electronics has focused on rapid growth as a central strategy in its operations. This was reflected by the rapid rate at which the company grew from a small trading company in Daegu to a middle-level diversified company in Seoul by the end of 1947. With a strong focus on diversification, the company entered into the electronics market in the 1960s with the formation of different divisions that were focused on manufacturing different types of electronic goods.

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