Managing People and Operations in a Global Market

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  • October 26-27, 2017
    Livonia, MI
    Location - TBD
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The impact of globalization on managing organizations and the continued, rapid expansion of the market cannot be overstated. Managing human resources and labor relations is pivotal to the success of multinational corporations’ operational success. Managing people and operations across the globe requires a working knowledge of national culture and the ability to successfully transfer organizational knowledge, customs, and practices across borders.

This two-day program includes a team project. Participants will form self-selected teams during the first day of the program. Teams will select a multi-national corporation, possibly an employer of one of the participants, investigating and reporting on the different models of managing people and operations across the globe.


By attending Managing People and Operations in a Global Market, you will be prepared to:

  • Appreciate the contextual frameworks of managing people in a global market including:
    • Legal
    • Political
    • Environmental
    • Cultural
  • Apply global employment relations models as they relate to national culture and organizational knowledge transfer
  • Work as a team to research and report on foreign countries in which your corporation operates, including the management models represented, as well as the challenges and advantages of national culture when managing people and operations in a global market
  • Work as a team to provide background information on your corporation, industry data and the corporation’s level of competitiveness in the global market
  • Understand the historical development of multi-national corporations and globalization
  • Foster a working knowledge of diverse human resources and labor relations processes found across the globe
  • Apply newly gained knowledge with team members to research and report on a multinational corporation’s management of people and operations across the globe


Eileen Wilson Eileen M. Wilson, PhD, is a faculty member at Michigan State University and has provided stewardship for MSU for 33 years including serving as special assistant in the Office of the President and Board of Trustees for two years, assistant dean of undergraduate education in the Broad College of Business and on numerous university committees. She holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations, and a PhD in College and University Administration. Dr. Wilson has over 30 years of HR/LR experience, taught labor management relations at MSU for over 15 years and teaches a study abroad program in St. Andrews Scotland each year.



Registration fee: $1,995

  • Registration fees include all course materials
  • Travel and hotel expenses are not included
  • Space is limited, so we advise registering as soon as possible to secure your participation
  • Continental breakfast and networking lunch are included each day

Program times:

Registration & continental breakfast: 8:00am - 8:30am
Program time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Networking lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
October 26-27, 2017 course offering
October 26-27, 2017
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Livonia, Michigan
Location - TBD
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    Human Resources Executive Education
    School of Human Resources and Labor Relations
    South Kedzie Hall
    368 Farm Lane, Room S423
    East Lansing, MI 48824


  • Cancellation four weeks prior to program start:  10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
  • Cancellation less than four weeks but at least two weeks prior to program start:  50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation less than two weeks prior to program start:  no refund.
  • These cancellation fees apply even if the participant wishes to reschedule to a later date for the same program or a different program.  Participants may send a substitute from the same organization for the same program and date with prior written notice and avoid the cancellation fee.

MSU reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or for conditions beyond its control. Any additional costs incurred by the enrollee of cancelled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.



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