MacEwan Institute of Asia Pacific Studies will organize a Professional Development Workshop (PDW) session during International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) Conference on June 24, 2012 in Hong Kong.
The Topic of the PDW session is: HRM Practices within Emerging Market Multinational Companies: Cases from China
If you are interested in presenting your work on this direction, pls send relevant information to the below email before the end of October. Your application should include title of your presentation, affiliation, your title (e.g., Associate Professor), address, phone number, fax number, and email.
PDW Organizer:
William X. Wei PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Asia and Globalization Review
Chair, Asia Pacific Management Program; Institute of Asia Pacific Studies
MacEwan School of Business, Grant MacEwan University
RM 5-221H, 10700-104 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 4S2
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PDW Co-Chair:
Xiaohua Yang
Associate Professor
University of San Francisco
School of Management
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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The details of the PDW is as below:

Goal of the workshop (i.e., learning objectives):


·         To study and discuss human resource strategy and practices in Emerging Multinational Companies, especially focusing on the practices in their overseas subsidiaries; 

·         To identify the features and challenges of human resource practices in Emerging MNCs; 

·         To investigate how Emerging MNCs manage the human resource in their subsidiaries in developed and developing economies; 

·         To explore how  Emerging MNCs human resource practices are integrated with local business system and how these influence the operation in overseas subsidiaries.

Content of the workshop:


For Emerging MNCs’ headquarters, this workshop seeks to:

·         Provide a better understanding of the business strategies and practices in EMNCs

·         Understand the challenges and problems facing senior managers and HR managers in cross-national management

·         Identify the typical global human resource strategy of  EMNCs in different national business systems

·         Identify the latest trends in global human resource practices of  EMNCs

For subsidiaries, this workshop seeks to:

·         Provide a better understanding of human resource practices in overseas subsidiaries

·         Understand how culture and institutional differences challenge  the management in subsidiaries

·         Identify ways in which subsidiaries can be well managed and integrated with practices in EMNCs’ headquarters

·         Understand the relationship between subsidiaries and headquarters

Intended participants and admission criteria for the participants: Participants include human resource experts, scholars conducting research on EMNCs

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