Solved Staffing framework
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.
Please answer the following questions after reading the case study:
- Which staffing framework do you recognize in this case study? Explain its characteristics and the advantages to using this type of framework?
- Would this type of staffing framework affect Paul’s ability to get things done? Why, or why not?
- Explain if any of the other staffing frameworks would be any better? What can you recommend to the company’s headquarters in this sense?
- Why does Paul want this job? Is Paul a good candidate for this expatriate position?
- What comments can you make on expatriate management in general? And what comments can you make on the expatriate recruitment policy in particular?
- What are the different expatriate compensation methods you recognized in the text? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these different expatriate compensation methods?
- 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 three pages in length in APA style; however, a title page, a running head, and an abstract are not required. Be sure to cite and reference all quoted or paraphrased material appropriately in APA style.
In the given case, CFB is employing the ethnocentric staffing approach for its international assignments. The primary characteristics of this staffing approach are:
Staffing the critical positions in foreign subsidiaries with experts of the home country
Suits international strategy but eventually leads to cultural myopia
The advantages of using an ethnocentric approach are:
Builds strong network
Better coordination between host and parent company
The culture of the company remains intact
Effective transfer of technical know-how between parent and host country
Local labor can be hired for noncritical activities
2. In my view, the ethnocentric staffing framework is not quite adequate for this case. The reason being there is clear friction witnesses between the local employees and Paul. Also, Paul and his family were not given adequate cross-cultural training for this assignment. So, this was affecting his capability to work and getting things done.
For a successful global business, it is very critical