. 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
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?