Executive and Managerial Plan (30 pts)

Please read the case on the textbook Page 337, “Strategic Forecasts and Staffing Formulation: Executive and Managerial Planning for Bosch-Kazakhstan”.  Complete the task on Page 341: Executive and Managerial Planning (EMP) for a subsidiary in Kazakhstan. 

Taking the role of HR manager at Bosch, you must address the following four items: 

1.     1.  Considering the facts about Kazakhstan, please discuss which staffing strategy – according to the EPRG Model by Perlmutter – would be the most suitable for Kazakhstan.  Please justify your answer.  Comment on the advantages and the disadvantages of your decision.

2.     2.  Analyze the company and country-specific situation by using the steps outlined in the figure on Page 342.  Plan the number and nature of short/medium-term (2007-2010) as well as long-term (2011-2014) staffing requirements for Bosch Kazakhstan in analogy to the strategic company goals.  The staffing plan should consider the sources of staffing (expatriates, employees of the local Management Development plan or special programs such as the JMP program or external local staff).

3.      3.  Fill in your figures in the planning chart on Page 343.

4.      4.  Finally, prepare an action plan describing how you will meet managerial staffing targets.  Look especially at information provided in the “Employee development” and “Talent management” sections of the case for activities and timetables.  Write down your action plan. 

Your paper should be 5 to 7 pages in length (single space) not counting the Title and References page.  The in-text citations and references should be in APA format.  The font you use should be Times New Roman, black, 12pt.

Your Executive and Managerial Plan will be graded based on the following rubric (30 pts): 

 

 

Excellent

(6 – 5 points)

 

Good

(4 – 3 points)

 

Average

(2 points)

 

Unsatisfactory

(1 – 0 point)

Content

and

Research

Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the topics and issues.  Clearly addressed all four items 

 

The paper is written through thorough research and understanding of the international human resource management challenges.

Demonstrates a basic understanding of the topics and issues.  Some concepts require minor clarification.  Addressed three out of four items.

 

The paper demonstrates research of the information but requires further development.

 

Demonstrates some understanding of the topics and issues.  Some concepts are confusing.  Addressed two out of four items.

 

The paper demonstrates some research of the information but lacks in development.

Paper is clearly lacking in understanding of the topics and issues.  Addressed only one or none item. 

 

The research and development for the paper are inadequate.

 

 

Analysis

 

Presents an insightful and thorough analysis of all issues identified.

Supports opinions with strong arguments and evidence.  Presents a balanced and critical view.  Interpretations are reasonable and objective.

 

All issues have been analyzed but some need clarification.  Some opinions need stronger support of arguments and evidence. 

Not all issues are analyzed.  Several opinions need stronger support of arguments and evidence.

Analysis and arguments are inadequate.

Action Plan

Presents a detailed, realistic, and appropriate action plan clearly supported by the information presented and concepts from the readings.

 

Presents a good action plan but some need further clarifications.

Presents a good action plan but some items are either too vague or unrealistic.   

 

The action plan is either too vague or unrealistic, or no action plan at all. 

Mechanics

There are no grammatical or spelling errors.  All format requirements are followed.

 

There are less than two grammatical, spellings, or format errors.

There are three to five grammatical, spellings, or format errors.

There are more than five grammatical, spellings, or format errors.

 

APA Style

Paper follows all the guidelines of APA 6th edition

 

There are less than two APA errors in in-text citations or references.

There are three to five APA errors in in-text citation or references.

 

There are more than five APA errors in in-text citations and references.