Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Wood, Stephen
Diffusion of human resource management systems in UK headquartered multinational enterprises: integrating institutional and strategic choice explanations.
European Journal of International Management, 1(4),
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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.
||2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
||diffusion of management practice; multinational enterprises;
MNEs; institutional theory; strategic choice; human resource management systems; HRM
||Open University Business School
||18 Dec 2007
||29 Sep 2012 18:34
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