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A conceptual framework for international human resource management research in developing economies

Citation

Ayentimi, DT and Burgess, J and Brown, K, A conceptual framework for international human resource management research in developing economies, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 56, (2) pp. 216-237. ISSN 1038-4111 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Australian Human Resources Institute

DOI: doi:10.1111/1744-7941.12132

Abstract

This paper highlights the evolution and contribution of the institutional theory perspective to the study of human resource management (HRM) transfers between advanced economies and less developed economies owing to institutional dissimilarities. The paper seeks to explore the institutional differences between advanced economies (home) and less developed economies (host) through the lens of institutional theory and how such institutional differences constrain or provide opportunities for the transfer of HRM practices. We develop a conceptual framework through the lens of institutional theory to provide useful and comprehensive insight of factors or conditions to consider when transferring HRM practices from advanced economies to less developed economies where there are institutional dissimilarities. The framework offers a broad perspective of the three dimensions of institutional theory to help multinational enterprises evaluate and explore how the differences in institutional settings between home and host countries may create opportunities or constraints in HRM practice transfers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:human resource management practices, institutional dissimilarities, institutional theory, international human resource management, multinational enterprises
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Human Resources Management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Author:Ayentimi, DT (Dr Desmond Ayentimi)
ID Code:123930
Year Published:2018 (online first 2016)
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2018-02-01
Last Modified:2018-07-13
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