The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified new ways that global work can be accomplished, encouraging us
to rethink how MNEs use global teams and virtual collaboration and international assignment. Caligiuri et al
(2020 : 708)
Examine how external factors such as those outline above and any other significant variables, e.g. political
unrest, Brexit, economic uncertainty, presents significant changes for MNEs in managing an international
workforce, in a dynamically changing environment.
You may wish to consider some of the following IHRM topics – managing international operations; training
and development of staff; managing international assignees; managing virtual teams; health and safety
considerations; restart and realigning busines operations. This is not an exhaustive list of suggestions.
Within your analysis, you must provide relevant organisation-based examples to support theoretical
arguments. The assignment must have a wide and visible application to industry, through the application of
appropriate organisational examples.
Students should be aware that this assignment requires the integration of the major themes of the module.
Student skills such as researching materials, analysing, synthesising and critically evaluating the
application of theory in practice will be assessed. A superior assignment will demonstrate relevant research
skills, analysis and critical evaluation rather than just description.
1. You are expected to use on-line and off-line facilities to obtain :
• Academic literature to provide research evidence to support your answers.
• Examples from web sites which support your answers.
2. Your assignment should include at least six relevant references to academic literature (in addition to any
references made to commercial websites). Any references cited must be referenced appropriately, using
the Harvard Referencing style. The quality of your references and bibliography will be considered in the
3. All published information with regards to organisations which you have used in the preparation of your
assignment, should be included in your appendices.