HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Alveolar’s International Human Resources Faux Pas: Their History and One Manager’s Influence!

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2008

Publication Title

Journal of Business Case Studies

ISSN or ISBN

1555-3353

Volume

4

Issue

3

First Page

35

Last Page

42

Description

The purpose of this case is toinstill inthe reader the importance of human resource management policies and practices and how they contribute to an international companys competitiveness. International Human Resources Management (IHRM) and sound HR practices should be present at all levels within the context of strategic business objectives, culture, and resources management constraints. This case willshowcase Alveolar International, Inc., an international corporationthat specializes in the manufacturing and sales ofdental implants. It will include an overview and history, an analysis of their management constraints,some examples of non-compliance of HR practices within the firm and itseffect on employee morale, and lastly, the actions that should have been taken place from an IHRM perspective. An explanation will be provided as to how these very same blunders could have potentially contributed to the sale of the company and, furthermore, the takeover of Alveolar ina recent merger. The analysis is provided to the reader from the perspective of an employee of the corporation as well as a researcher. It should be noted that for the protection of employers and employees, the identities and names of those involved have been changed.

DOI

10.19030/jbcs.v4i3.4766

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