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Sample Case Studies

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  1. Infosys' Global Hiring: Ethnocentric or Polycentric?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 11/07/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: HRM-1-0035, HRM-1-0035A
    CASE LENGTH: 14 pages
    DESCRIPTION:

    This case study introduces to the sensitivities involved in staffing a global company's multiple offices spread across multiple global locations. In the backdrop of the six law suits filed against Infosys in US courts, this case study takes the students/participants through the legal compliance and ethical standards expected of a global firm in managing its global HR. Infosys had been facing six lawsuits in the US filed by the job aspirants and employees of the company for its practices of employee ...
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  2. Foxconn India’s Plant Shutdown: Workers - Unions - Management Deadlock

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 26/05/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: HRM-1-0025, HRM-1-0025A
    CASE LENGTH: 10 pages
    DESCRIPTION:

    Set in the backdrop of Foxconn's shutdown of its Indian operations, this case study sensitizes the participants to the circumstances that led to the closure of its Indian operations and whether Foxconn was right in the way it contracted its closure. The participants can discuss and debate on the actions of the workers and unions at Foxconn India, using the relevant legal provisions governing such actions and the possible recourse for the aggrieved employees. Citing the reason of 'no orders from ...
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  3. Ashok Leyland Limited: Building Competitive Advantage Through Generational Diversity

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad, Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 31/07/2014
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: HRM-1-0002, HRM-1-0002A
    CASE LENGTH: 25 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:

    This case study can be effectively used for a discussion on how to bridge the generational gaps at workplace. While some tout generational diversity to be an invisible competitive advantage, several others caution that if not used correctly, the same generational diversity can become an organizational stumbling block, as was the case at Ashok Leyland Limited (ALL), India's second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer. Faced with stiff (foreign) competition, in the light of deregulated business ...
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