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Human resource management in US subsidiaries in Europe and Australia: centralisation or autonomy?

Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark; Gooderham, Paul and Nordhaug, Odd (2008). Human resource management in US subsidiaries in Europe and Australia: centralisation or autonomy? Journal of International Business Studies, 39(1) pp. 151–166.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 Academy of International Business
ISSN: 0047-2506
Keywords: international HRM, subsidiary management, neo-institutional theory, strategic context, centralised control, international HRM; subsidiary management; neo-institutional theory; strategic context; centralised control multinationals
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 10043
Depositing User: Mark Fenton-O'Creevy
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 07:30
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10043
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