Factors in Staff Structure, Roles and Responsibilities for MNCs
Dr. Ademola A. Asaya, Member
First of all, I would prefer to replace the term 'Function' with "Structure":
- Function suggests localized operations, and
- Structure conveys strategic and tactical approach for expanding the presence of an organization internationally or globally.
If an MNC is headquartered in the USA with global presence in Africa, Asia, and EMEA, host country laws and regulations
could dictate how the MNC franchises operate or function locally.
Each franchise, e.g. HP (UK), Julius Berger (Nig), Apple (CH) may be setup based on the parent company template
with similar objectives, culture, operational core competencies, and functional roles.
However, there are also local conditions
- country to country, that shape, or can influence how the organization may need to respond to competition, activities of labor unions, legislative demands for environmental compliance, treatment of employees, and so on. Staff roles and responsibilities may now be based on what needs to be achieved from that locality.