. Discuss which future staffing strategy, according to the EPRG model by Perlmutter – would be most suitable for the subsidiary in Vietnam, taking the country situation and the company’s local/global pressures as well as reasons for establishing the subsidiary into account.
2. Suggest possible ways to reduce staffing costs and discuss their pro and con’s. In particular look at what the major benefits and barriers are to the localization of expatriate managers.
3. Identify and describe potential cultural challenges Norwegian managers can expect in Vietnam. What can you do to reduce the risk of early return and facilitate the integration of Norwegian expatriates in the Vietnamese work setting?