Doing business in malaysia

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WORKING IN MALAYSIA


Paul Coldwell

EBS London
IHRM
MGT 352



Table of Contents

1. Terms of reference....................................................................... 3
2. Malaysia....................................................................................... 3
2.1People & Culture............................................................... 4
2.2 Language………………………………………..……….. 4
2.4 Religion.............................................................................. 4
2.3 Etiquette............................................................................. 4
2.4Climate............................................................................... 5
3. Expatriate in Malaysia…………….............................................. 5
3.1 Business Culture………………………….……………... 6
3.2 Education………………………………….………………7
3.3 Cost of living..................................................................... 7
3.4 WorkingHorse.................................................................... 8
3.5 Visa…………..................................................................... 8
3.6 Holidays……….................................................................. 9
4. Choosing the right candidate...........................................................9
5. Selection………………………………………………………….11
5.1 Candidate A…………………………………….…………..11
5.2Candidate B…………………………………….…………..11
5.3 Candidate C……………………………………...…………12
5.4 Candidate D…………………………………...……………12
5.5 Candidate E…………………………………………………13
6. References…………………………………………………..……14.





1. TERMS OF REFERENCE

Martina Grivnova compiled this report on a request of Mr. Paul Coldwell, module International Human Resources Management, MGT352,due by Friday, 29th October 2010.

2. MALAYSIA

It is one of the world’s tourist destinations, offering excellent beaches and brilliant scenery.
Malaysia is located in the south of Thailand and the north of Indonesia and bordered by Philippines in the east. Malaysia’s capital and largest city is Kuala Lumpur, which is also the cultural, financial and economic heart of this country.Malaysia is divided into two parts, 11 states are in peninsula of Malaysia and two other states are in the northern part of Borneo.

2.1 People and Culture

Malaysia is one of the most hospitable and friendly places around the world to work and live in. The country’s pleasant tropical climate, friendly and warm inhabitants and place with loads of opportunities allow expatriates to experience safeand comfortable life.
Malaysia belongs to countries with highest international environment.
For it’s unique location, Malaysia has historically been a mid point for merchants and travelers from both the East and West. Malaysia had diverse multicultural population of over 18 million people, consisting of Malays, Chinese, Indians and several native people.
This unique diversity of culture,religion, languages and food is mainly due to the country’s long and strong interaction and collaboration with colonial countries such ah Dutch, British and Portuguese.

Castes and classes in Malaysia depend on a combination of political connections, specialized skills and money. Generally men have more power than women in Malaysian society. The majority of politicians and businessmen are male.Marriages have significant symbol in Malaysian society; it’s a symbol of new life as an adult. Christians may marry Buddhists or Hindus, however Muslims cannot marry non-Muslims, if they do so, they risk government sanction.
Malaysia is considered as a country with high context culture, it is more explicit and less direct. Which means that words are less important. Therefor when communicating...
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