The paper 'Mechanics of International HRM, Business Risk from Water Scarcity - Coca-Cola Company" is a good example of a management case study. Water shortage for multinational companies is a salient phenomenon. Consider, for example, the Cola-Cola Company lost a lucrative operating license in India because of water shortage in the year 2004; about 10 years ago. Consider also other countries such as Qatar, Malta, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Cyprus, Kuwait and many others are facing serious water shortage. All these countries with water shortage have hurt many international companies (Dessler, 2014). So the risk to multinational companies is clearly still there, as this paper will analyze.
But the paper shows how the problem of water shortage can be dealt with and be solved for good. This water shortage has seriously affected the ability of companies such as Coca-Cola Company to invest in countries with water problems. In additions, investors are not sure about buying shares in companies with difficulties. The event is causing harm to international companies and foreign investors - the water scarcity varies greatly from one country to another. Water scarcity, I hold, is a multidimensional phenomenon. Most of the international companies will find it difficult to manage the problems that are caused by water scarcity.
There are various issues that are proven to be more difficult than it could be expected; it is, therefore, essential to ensure that the company has engaged in civil society, public sector, and other companies in dealing with the complexity of the issues and the political and social importance of water. Executive Summary According to the research, it is evident that economic growth, climate change, and population shift were and it is still the main contributor shortage of global water supplies.
Especially in countries that are still developing. Major countries that have faced water shortage include Southern Spain and California. Water is critical for every company because all the products require water in their production process. Many multinational companies are still facing water shortage and this has to turn into global serious problem leading to new regulatory and reputational consequences. International companies also need to consider how the government and the international community will manage water problem both in the short term and long term (Bamberger et al. ,2014).
They need to focus on issues such as new regulations, and to critically work with non-governmental sectors is looking for lasting solutions. How does water shortage interfere with the company? Companies in the sector of beverages and agriculture have direct challenges in identifying sufficient and enough source water for their operations. This does not mean that other companies do not need water, in fact, manufacturing companies need water though the governments are prioritizing food production business than manufacturing industries. Body As human resource manager of the company, it is essential to ensure that all the process of the company is working well.
Furthermore, the human resource manager in the parent company should ensure that all the subsidiary companies that are located in different countries are functioning effectively (Snell et al. , 2015). International company companies are constantly facing diverse challenges and a human resource manager it is essential to design the lasting solution as a way of maintaining business and also keeping the employees from quitting their job.
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