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Project Title
Project 1 - Identifying the "best" human resource management practices of Mexico
Project 2 - Identifying the "best" human resource management practices of India
Faculty Mentor Dr. Pramila Rao
Academic School School of Business Administration
Contact Information pramila.rao@marymount.edu; (703) 284-5726
Appropriate Majors/Programs All Business majors
Position Availability Spring 2011
Description

These qualitative studies identify the human resource management  (HRM) practices of best companies located in Mexico and India. The companies were chosen from the annual list of Great Places to Work institute, an established and reliable source for identifying best practices. The HRM practices being researched are selection, training, performance appraisal, and compensation practices. The research papers from these studies will integrate the theoretical model of the GLOBE national cultural and resource-based model to better understand how these best practices are congruent with the local national cultures and resource-based perspectives. The research papers will provide a practitioner and theoretical model of best practices that have been identified from this study.

Dr. Rao has completed research on four companies in Mexico and hopes to interview at least six more by March 2011.
 
She has completed research on three companies in India and hopes to interview at least three more by May 2011.
Date Posted November 21, 2010
 

Project Title Socractic Teaching: The Dialogue Method to Engage Students
Faculty Mentor Dr. Pramila Rao
Academic School School of Business Administration
Contact Information pramila.rao@marymount.edu; (703) 284-5726
Appropriate Majors/Programs All Business majors
Position Availability Summer 2011
Description This research will demonstrate how Socratic seminars are adopted in human resource management graduate classrooms. The methodology used for this learning method will be discussed in detail. This exploratory research will identify what students enjoy about these seminars and what they do not. 
Date Posted November 21, 2010
 

Project Title The Role of Age, Gender, and Race in Understanding the Teaching about Debates
Faculty Mentor Dr. Pramila Rao
Academic School School of Business Administration
Contact Information pramila.rao@marymount.edu; (703) 284-5726
Appropriate Majors/Programs All Business majors
Position Availability Summer 2011
Description This research will demonstrate how debates are adopted in human resource management graduate classrooms. Students are asked to complete surveys after the debate to indicate what they liked about the process. The survey will include questions on age, gender, and race so that a regression analysis can be performed to better understand if these external factors predict as to which students enjoy the debate method of teaching.
Date Posted November 21, 2010