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Assessment item 3 Report Value: 35% Length: approx 2500 words Submission method options Alternative submission method Task Host Country Analysis and International HRM Issues •Choose an organisation. •Provide a brief background of this organisation. •Assume that this organisation is going to expand operations into a country of your choice. This country should not be the same one in which the organisation is currently located. •Examine, in detail, the various HR issues the organisation will have to face in the foreign country. This examination will involve the topics discussed in the subject •You need to explain the challenges faced in each HR area and you should also provide recommendations to deal with these challenges. Rationale This assessment fosters the development of communications, presentation, academic literacy, information literacy and critical thinking skills. Students will apply their learning in this subject to study a current issue in International HRM in depth, drawing on academic literature, critical reflection, and professional practice. When preparing this Report, we hope that you will be able to: •critically analyse international business activity in the context of current and emerging international HRM theory; •explain the complexity of cross-cultural differences with respect to the integration of international business activity and international human resource management practice; •reflect, contrast and critically evaluate the differences and similarities in human resource management practices among different cultures; •examine and justify criteria for selecting, preparing, managing and repatriating international managers; •compare and contrast approaches to international human resource management practice; and •critically discuss emerging issues in international business and their human resource management implications.