chapter  10
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Human Resource Choices in a Cross-National Context

Human resource (staffing) choices are complicated in an international company because more human resource options are available and because each choice has different benefits and costs. Further, human resource choices have to be made in the context of the many cross-national differences that we have explored in this book: culture, politics, history, geography, economics, demographics, language, and religion. This means that issues associated with recruitment, selection, training, compensation, promotion, retirement, and so on take on added dimensions when we consider international firms. The human resource manager in such a firm is faced with a multiplicity of issues when making decisions.