Assessment Task 1: Literature Review (Research-based Assignment)
Due date: Week 8 (Friday 1 Oct @ 11:59pm) Weighting: 40%
Length: 2,800 – 3,000 words
Individual report question:
Previous research on MNCs had identified dual pressures for the need to conform to home country and host country institutional environments when adopting HRM strategies, policies, and practices. With reference to relevant IHRM theoretical and research material, critically analyse and address the following questions:
What challenges would MNCs from emerging markets (so‐called emerging market multinational corporations: EMNCs) face when they transfer HRM practices across borders? How to address these challenges?
Your assignment should:
1.Follow a report format (report title and abstract is required for this assignment).
2.Include at least 10 peer reviewed journal articles that are relevant to IHRM. You could use the weekly readings on iLearn as a starting point for your report; however, you are expected to conduct research beyond listed resources to attain good outcomes for this assignment.
3.Include relevant books, websites in addition to the journal articles.
4.Summarise, synthesise, or critique your sources by discussing a common theme or issue.
Be aware your assignment is an academic work, which basically means you must adhere to logic structure and elegant editing style. Also be aware of the plagiarism policy.
Criteria for Grading Written Work:
4.General presentation (20%)
Please check the marking rubric for this assignment on iLearn.
All assignments submitted for assessment must adhere to the following standards:
1. Cover Page
For each of the assignment, you must use a cover (or title) page that provides the following information:
• Your full name and student ID number;
• Contact details: email address;
• Unit code and name;
• Assignment number and report title;
• An exact word count of the number of words in the body of your assignment. (Use Word’s Tools menu and click on Word Count.)
2. Presentation of Assignments
Assignments should meet normal academic and professional standards of presentation, including:
• All pages, excluding the cover page, should be numbered;
• Page margins should be 2.54 cm (default margin settings) on all four edges and double spaced;
• Times New Roman font type and font size of 12 points should be used;
• Assignments should be free of typographical and grammatical errors;
• Harvard referencing system should be used.
3. Submission Procedure
Students are required to submit their electronic copy of assessment to Turnitin via the Internet as part of the submission process for assignment. Your assignment will then be automatically compared to work of your classmates, previous students from Macquarie and other universities, with material available on the Internet, both freely available and subscription-based electronic journals.
Before submission, name your electronic file in a Word document with the correct file name, that is, your YOUR SURNAME first, then your student ID WITH ONLY AN UNDERSCORE FOR SPACING, e.g., JONES_20141234. To avoid any potential plagiarism issues, you can submit the assignment more than once up to the due date.
4. Late Submissions
No extensions will be granted. Students who have not submitted the task prior to the deadline will be awarded a mark of ‘0’ for the task, except for cases in which an application for special consideration is made and approved.