Human Resource Management in Multinational Banks in Tanzania

Author :

Paul W. Beamish, Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi

Pages :

18

Product Type :

Case

Reference # :

9B07C040

Teaching Note :

8B07C40

Institute:

Ivey Publishing

Setting:

Tanzania, Large

Year:

2000

Keywords:

International Management; Expatriate Management; Trade Unions; Management Training; Emerging Markets; Performance Evaluation; Recruiting; Subsidiaries; Career Development; Employee Selection Disciplines: Organizational Behaviour/Leadership, International Industries: Finance and Insurance

Summary/Abstract:

The case examines how the best practices of two banks were organized and managed to provide financial services to a small niche of foreign customers in the mining, tourism and construction sectors in Tanzania. The two banks claimed to be similar in many ways. They both were from countries whose economies were run broadly on neo-liberal lines, in that there was little state intervention in either economy, however, differences existed with respect to how they managed their operations. The case is ideally suited to illustrate the on-going tension and different types of best practices in cross-market integration. It provides opportunities to explore the challenges faced by multinational company banks in managing global workforces, the evolution of the banking sector, and the influence of technology in shaping work in organizations.