Molex Case Study

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Molex Case Study
Molex is the world’s second largest manufacturer of electronic components located in Chicago Illinois. However, they are truly a global Corporation, which established an international division in 1967 to handle exports and build manufacturing facilities in Japan in 1970 and Ireland in 1971. The company generates 1.84 dollars billion in revenue annually, about 61% of these revenues are generated outside the United States. Molex operates 50 manufacturing plants and 21 different countries and employs 16,000 people worldwide. The following case study is an analysis how Molex faces the legal, cultural and ethical challenges of globalization. The analysis will address various roles that the host governments have played in the operations of Molex and will conclude with a summary on how the Molex Corporation handles the strategic and operational challenges facing their global managers.
Molex has faced legal, cultural, and ethical challenges in a manner that has set standard of global business practices at a higher level. The key element to this unique standing is Molex's human resources department. Molex’s hiring policy is to hire only experience, human resources managers from other countries in the same country in which they have a manufacturing facility. The purpose of this hiring practice is to have qualified people who know the language, knowledge of local laws, will have the ability to recruit the right people in the country and will posses local credibility. Molex does business in 50 different countries and all have different laws. By hiring managers from the operating country they will have experience and knowledge of local employment laws, the recent compensation laws and have superior knowledge of the cultural norms towards work in the country. In addition to this staffing policy. The company also frequently hires foreign nationals…...

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