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Do subsidiaries of MNEs demonstrate a convergence across their HRM practices in a less developed host-country? Evidence from Ghana

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Ayentimi, DT and Burgess, J and Brown, K, Do subsidiaries of MNEs demonstrate a convergence across their HRM practices in a less developed host-country? Evidence from Ghana, 2016 Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, 31 August - 2 September 2016, Dublin, pp. 16. (2016) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

The institutionalist perspective has become an important theoretical lens to examine whether subsidiaries of MNEs demonstrate a convergence across their HRM practices in a less developed host country. We report on multiple case study evidence involving five MNEs subsidiaries originating from the UK, France, Germany and India operating in Ghana. We applied thematic and cross-case analysis techniques to explore similarities and differences in their HRM practices. We found that the five (5) MNEs subsidiaries demonstrate more convergence across their HRM practices as well as other HRM characteristics. Despite the similarities in the HRM practices, we also found that all the five case study MNEs subsidiaries HRM practices were similar to corporate headquarters HRM practices. It appears that the host-country have less influence in driving their convergence but rather the country-of-origin effect, competitive isomorphic pressure and global integration benefits were driving their convergence across their HRM practices.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:MNEs, host-country, HRM, convergence
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:124008
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2018-02-06
Last Modified:2018-02-08
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