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Diffusion of human resource management systems in UK headquartered multinational enterprises: integrating institutional and strategic choice explanations

Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Wood, Stephen (2007). Diffusion of human resource management systems in UK headquartered multinational enterprises: integrating institutional and strategic choice explanations. European Journal of International Management, 1(4) pp. 329–349.

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Abstract

This study examines the factors associated with the cross-national diffusion of HRM systems within Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) through the lens of the strategic choice and neo-institutional perspectives. Both perspectives are successful in predicting diffusion. The institutional contexts of business units within multinationals and key strategic context variables are shown, in a study of 20 UK multinationals in Europe, to have significant and interacting relationships with the degree of similarity between affiliate HRM systems and those of their parent counterparts.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN: 1751-6757
Keywords: diffusion of management practice; multinational enterprises; MNEs; institutional theory; strategic choice; human resource management systems; HRM
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 10044
Depositing User: Mark Fenton-O'Creevy
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2012 18:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10044
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