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International Human Resources Management and Organizational Structures

The people who manage an international company are part of human resources management (HRM). The human resources management function in an international company involves many activities, among them identifying staffing needs, writing detailed job descriptions, and recruiting and hiring the right people. Each of these

activities is undertaken in a complex and challenging international environment. The spread of globalization has forced international companies to staff multicountry operations with qualified people from all parts of the world rather than looking internally for expatriates to manage operations.6 In an international company, human resources managers become even more critical than in a domestic environment, as these people play a key role in the overall international strategic planning process.7