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Global versus local managing human resources in the multinational company

Monks, Kathy (1996) Global versus local managing human resources in the multinational company. DCU Business School Research Paper Series. (Paper No. 3). Dublin City University Business School, Ireland. ISSN: 1393-290X

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Abstract

This paper considers the extent to which multinational enterprises adopt a global or local approach in their management of human resources. Nine organisations, drawn from a range of nationalities and sectors operating in Ireland, were examined. The analysis revealed that the majority of organisations adopted a local approach, with headquarters involvement in many cases limited to monitoring the financial implications of human resource decisions. However, it appears that the transfer of human resource management practices can be a two way process with some subsidiaries focusing on human resource issues in order to maintain their competitive position within the corporation. The findings also suggest that the integration of human resource issues in strategic decision-making may need to be considered as a local, rather than a corporate level, activity.

Item Type:Working Paper (No. 3)
Refereed:No
Subjects:Business > Personnel management
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School > DCU Business School Research Paper Series
Publisher:Dublin City University Business School
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:2084
Deposited On:04 Nov 2008 17:26 by Rachel Keegan. Last Modified 04 Nov 2008 17:26

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