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Read the case study indicated below, and answer the following questions:


Bodolica, V., & Waxi, M. (2007). Chicago food and beverage company: The challenges of managing international assignments. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 13(3), 31-42.(attached)

1. Which staffing framework do you recognize in this case study? Explain its characteristics and the advantages to using this type of framework?

2. Would this type of staffing framework affect Paul’s ability to get things done? Why, or why not?

3. Explain if any of the other staffing frameworks would be any better? What can you recommend to the company’s headquarters in this sense?

4. Why does Paul want this job? Is Paul a good candidate for this expatriate position?

5. What comments can you make on expatriate management in general? And what comments can you make on the expatriate recruitment policy in particular?

6. What are the different expatriate compensation methods you recognized in the text? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these different expatriate compensation methods?

7. What do you suggest to the U.S. headquarters’ human resources manager in order to improve the expatriate satisfaction/compensation?


Your submission should be a minimum of four pages in length in APA style. Be sure to cite and reference all quoted or paraphrased material appropriately in APA style.

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Question 1 The staffing framework recognized in the case study is ethnocentric approach. The headquarters at U.S. make key decisions, such as hiring managing directors. Employees from the home country hold top positions in the subsidiaries. For example, Paul, a U.S. citizen holds a managing director position in Chicago Food and Beverage Company, Vietnam, replacing Mike Shannon who is also from the U.S. Employees from the local areas holds smaller job positions and they feel unsatisfied, leading to reduced motivation, which in turn decreases the performance of the subsidiary in Vietnam. The approach is advantageous in that Question 2 The ethnocentric type of staffing can affect Paul’s ability to get things done. His employment is based on his nationality and his previous relationship with the Chicago Food and Beverage Company, rather than international experience, which he definitely lacks. Considering that, everything is done according to the needs of the local market and Paul does not have much experience internationally, it may take him a longer time than expected, to get the desired level of success. The knowledge and performance gaps, between Paul and the managers appointed from locally seem to be large. In addition, this type of staffing approach may make the employees from the local country uncooperative, as they do not hold top positions within the business ...
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