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Multinationals' HRM policies and practices: Do national institutions in less developed countries really matter?


Ayentimi, DT, Multinationals' HRM policies and practices: Do national institutions in less developed countries really matter?, Rainer Hampp Verlag, Augsburg, Munchen, pp. 163. ISBN 978-3-95710-206-5 (2018) [Authored Research Book]

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Institutional theory claims that organizations interested in gaining legitimacy might have to adapt to the regulatory, cognitive and normative practices that reflect a host-country institutional environment. This book presents a study that draws on the theoretical lens of new institutionalism perspective to explore how the coercive (regulatory), cognitive (culture) and normative institutional settings of a less developed host-country impact MNE subsidiariesí HRM practice configurations as well as HRM practice transfer. The study found constraints within the host-country educational and training arrangements, delays with the operation of the legal system, labour market constraints, cultural barriers as well as economic instability and political actorsí intrusion as institutional drivers influencing MNE subsidiariesí HRM polices and practice configurations. This study adds to MNEsí HRM practice transfer debate by highlighting the significance of the cognitive and normative institutional settings in LDCs as host-country institutional impediments to MNEsí HRM practice diffusion and acknowledges greater flexibility within the regulatory system as a source of receptiveness for MNEsí HRM practice diffusion.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:human resource management practices, institutional dissimilarities, institutional theory, international human resource management, multinational enterprises
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Ayentimi, DT (Dr Desmond Ayentimi)
ID Code:124738
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-03-06
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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