Global Consideration Paper-MGT/448: Global Business Strategies

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Global Consideration Paper

In this team paper we will conduct Global Consideration for the Zen Corporation which is considering the possibility of marketing water purification equipment in Nigeria. This paper will include a detail look at areas that a company must address when they make the decision to go Global. Zen Corporation will address human resources, supply chain management, information technology, research and development, legal and ethical challenges that must be addressed as Zen Corporation moves the water purification equipment into Nigeria. By addressing the Global considerations it will clearly show the areas of risk for management of the Zen Corporation. This will determine if there are gaps that need to be addresses before Zen Corporation continues on with their venture into Nigeria.

Human Resources Management

Zen Corporation will be taking advantage of the use of an export management company (EMC) to manage and run their business within Nigeria.

The purpose of an EMC is to "establish a presence in foreign markets by soliciting orders from foreign customers in the name of the manufacturer" (Export America, March 2003). It is also recognized that Zen Corporation loses control of how the product is serviced and marketed when using the EMC; however Zen Corporation feels it is worth the hassle and expense in an effort to overcome the hassles associated with the Nigerian government.

With that being said, the majority of Zen Corporation's Human Resources Management authority will take place in the United States. Zen Corporation will manage their manufacturing facilities and their people through standard Human Resources practices which will comply with United States-based rules and regulations. Zen's employees will be provided with an employee handbook, employee orientation, annual job reviews and annual raises. Benefits will also be provided to the employees as well as commission payments to...