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International HRM. The purpose of this report was to analyze Japanese HRM functions and recommend to Wal-Mart suitable ways to approach it with the market.
- Essay length: 3761 words
- Submitted: 09/05/2012
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This report was commissioned to examine the organisational and national HRM functions of Japan through analysis to determine reasons as to why Wal-Mart had struggles in Japan and how it could avoid its mistakes in its new approach.
The research draws attention to the differences between the Japanese and Americans where the Japanese firmly value the principle of harmony, whereas Westerners consider their right to be free as a priority. Further investigations reveal some similarities between Japan's human resource management functions and America's exist in the manner they staff employees, with the tradition being to firmly select and then develop employees to their full ability, however differences lie in the Japanese's main concern in group collectivism compared to America's individualist doings, as well as equality and status. Moreover however, further key mistakes are identified in Wal-Marts strategy in Japan with problems in communication where Wal-Mart failed to recognize consumer's quality perception and failing to communicate benefits to customers, which reflected on poor communication, all of which are evaluated for the examination of the new 'Wal Mart 2.0' project.
By identifying the function of managing the structure and control of Wal-Mart in Japan, the report
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