1.Given the pros and cons of expatriation and inpatriation, which do you feel is more effective for MNEs? Would certain situation call for one strategy over another? What could an MNE do to alleviate some of the difficulties of inpatriation?
MNEs operate in multiple locations, negotiating through a complicated web of formal and informal institutions that are different from country to country. An MNE is successful, in part, because of its ability to work within a complex network of laws and values to create a global, cross-cultural entity. The question is could labor unions do the same? While union presence is strong in some countries, it is nearly absent in others, so that workers in those countries have relative little protection from potentially unfair actions. What is the feasibility of establishing a global (or semiglobal) labor union to cover these countries? How would they overcome institutional obstacles presented by governments and by MNEs? What would be the pros and cons of such a movement?