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BUS 401 Module 1 Case Latest-Trident
BUS 401 Module 1 Case Latest-Trident
Module 1 – Case
CULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Case Assignment Instructions
Arik Air is one Nigeria’s largest airline and one of the largest airlines in all of Africa. Their employment
situation is a bit unique in that close to 10 percent of their employees are expatriates. Recruiting and
retaining expatriates to work as pilots or other positions in Nigeria can require higher salaries than are
typically paid to local workers. However, disparities in wages between expatriates and local employees
can lead to resentment. Overall, the human resource situation for a company that operates globally and
hires globally such as Arik Air can be quite complicated.
Do some research on Arik Air and the human resource situation in Nigeria. Below are a few articles to get
Arik Air customer base soars (Jan. 31, 2014). AllAfrica.com. Washington, DC. [Proquest]
Nigeria loses N500 billion annually to expatriate pilots. (Jan. 24, 2014). AllAfrica.com. Washington, DC.
Fajana, S., Owoyemi, O., Elegbede, T., & Gbajumo-Sheriff, M. (2011). Human resource management
practices in Nigeria. Journal of Management and Strategy, 2(2), 57. [Proquest]
Now suppose that Arik Airlines has been purchased by an American company, which now has to develop
a plan to address the issue of hiring and maintaining a well qualified pilot staff and making all of Arik’s
employees feel welcome under the new American parent company. Also, suppose that you have been
tasked with coming up with a solid human resource plan for the new American owners of Arik Air. You
need to make major decisions such as how much to rely on local staff, how much to rely on employees
from the U.S. or other countries, and how to deal with the sensitive issue of how an American company
manages local employees who may be resentful of their new owner. In order to do this, you will need to
use what you’ve learned in the background materials in this module as well as what you’ve learned in the
previous modules about assessing the local environment of a country.
In a 4- to 5-page paper, present a strategic human resource plan considering the following issues:
Go to Hofstede’s webpage http://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html and look up the cultural values for
both Nigeria and the U.S. Look up the scores of individualism, power distance, and uncertainty
avoidance. What major differences do you see between the two cultures? What kind of implications will
this have for how the American airline company manages their Nigerian employees?
Overall what kind of human resource strategy do you think the American company should take to manage
Arik Airlines? A geocentric approach, polycentric, or ethnocentric approach? Explain your reasoning, and
cite Steers and Nardon (2005) or Rao (2010) as part of your answer.
What kind of mix between Nigerian employees (host-country nationals), American employees (home
country nationals), or third country nationals do you think should be hired? What challenges do you see
for hiring each type of employee? Explain your reasoning, and cite Steers and Nardon (2005) or Rao
(2010) as part of your answer.
Remember that your paper should reflect an integration of both what you learned in the background
materials about the key general aspects of international human resource management, and what you’ve
specifically learned about the unique issues involved in managing human resources in an airline in
Nigeria. Your task it to apply the background materials to the specific issues that would be faced by an
American company if they were to purchase Arik Air.
Answer the assignment questions directly.
Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to
summarizing background materials.
Use reliable and credible sources as your references. Articles published in established newspapers or
business journals/magazines are preferred. If you find articles on the Internet, make sure they are from a
Reference your sources of information with both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student
Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 13 and 14 on in-text citations. Another
resource is the “Writing Style Guide,” which is found under “My Resources” in the TLC Portal.