Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark; Gooderham, Paul and Nordhaug, Odd
Human resource management in US subsidiaries in Europe and Australia: centralisation or autonomy?
Journal of International Business Studies, 39(1),
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We explore determinants of subsidiary autonomy in setting human resource management (HRM) practices within US-parented multinational enterprises (MNEs), in Europe and Australia. We examine both the effect of strategic context and the effect of the institutional location of the subsidiary. We find that US MNEs show greater centralisation of control over HRM where the subsidiary faces global markets, in coordinated market economies vs liberal market economies, and where union density is low.
||2008 Academy of International Business
||international HRM, subsidiary management, neo-institutional theory, strategic context, centralised control, international HRM; subsidiary management; neo-institutional theory; strategic context; centralised control multinationals
||Open University Business School
||30 Nov 2007
||06 Dec 2010 07:30
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