Answer ONE of the following questions – length 3,000 words (Essay)
1. In the field of comparative HRM, the convergence/divergence debate is now settled – European countries are moving towards an Anglo-Saxon, neo-liberal model. Critically evaluate this
statement with reference to at least two European countries.
2. Compare and contrast two national skill formation systems and the challenges they currently face. Answers should refer to a liberal economy and a non-liberal economy.
3. Why might multinational companies seek to transfer HRM/employment policies across their foreign subsidiaries, and what factors affect their ability to do so? Referring to relevant
literature, illustrate your answer with examples.
4. To what extent do Indian institutional and cultural factors influence MNCs’ transfer of HR practices? Justify your answer with relevant literature and examples.
5. Critically analyse the employment relations in China with reference to trade unions, labour markets, performance management and reward systems. Your proposition should be backed up with
academic evidence on the concepts of employment relations, performance management and reward.
6. Human resource management is considered by some commentators as an international managerial profession. To what extent do you agree with this supposition?