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Managing International Operations

When HRMS Goes Global Managing the Data Highway

June 1, 1995
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As businesses grow globally, chances of data traffic jams compound as information travels from place to place. However, companies such as British Airways and Northern Telecom have proven that with plenty of planning and lots of forethought, data transferral can hum along smoothly.
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Learning to Manage Host-country Nationals

March 1, 1995
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Multinationals are increasingly committed to hiring local managers. But the greatest challenge is to skillfully link their native expertise to the company's strategic goals.
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1994 Global Outlook Optimas Award Profile The Coca-Cola Co.

November 1, 1994
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The soft-drink giant has six global operating units, each of which has a full HR organization. Those people, in turn, report to HR leaders at the company's Atlanta headquarters. The structure helps sustain both strong local leadership and an overarching corporate culture.
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Global Business Strategies Need HR's Input

October 1, 1993
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No matter what the corporate culture, for it to be advantageous to the company, the culture must be an outgrowth of a well-conceived global plan.
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Transplanting Corporate Cultures Globally

October 1, 1993
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Because corporate culture is the language that communicates a company's mission, the ability to transplant that culture from one country to another is critical to the success of an international company. Truly global HR executives have learned to do this.
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1992 Global Outlook Optimas Award ProfileBRGeneral Electric Medical Systems Group

June 1, 1992
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A comprehensive Global Leadership Program provides top managers with a global outlook and brings it a larger share of the world market.
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1991 Global Outlook Optimas Award ProfileBRWhirlpool Corp

December 1, 1991
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After buying a European appliance manufacturer in1989, Whirlpool faced being a global operation for the first time. HR used a global leadership conference to address the issues, and created 15 global project teams to solve problems.
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