I do not believe MNCs should protect their shareholder value by restricting the placement of female employees in certain foreign countries if they are looking to expand rather than join another company. There are some countries that do not believe that women should be employed in such positions. This would make it difficult for MNCs to keep the business in those countries. Losing business in these countries could cause shareholders to pull out their investment.
If they company is looking to expand into another country, but not merge with another company, they could look to hire employees that the country does not usually look at. There are two entrepreneurs who look to hire the unexpected. One mentioned he started to hire the disabled, and eventually favored the disabled applicant to the non-disabled (Harris, 2010). They earn the same pay, but there is more ambition and will to work.
For example, South Korea rarely hires women for important positions. But if owners wanted to start a business or help, they could hire the local women in South Korea. Women do not work in South Korea because of they usually have social pressure to quit when they have a child (Profiting from Sexism, 2010).
Harris, Dan. “Sexism In China. A Good Thing For Foreign Business?” China Law Blog. N.p., 16 Dec. 2010. Web. 04 Oct. 2012. <http://www.chinalawblog.com/2010/12/sexism_china_style_a_good_thing_for_foreig n_business.html>.
“Profiting from Sexism.” The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 21 Oct. 2010. Web. 03 Oct. 2012. <http://www.economist.com/node/17311877>.