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Local isomorphism and multinational enterprisesí human resource management practices: Extending the research agenda


Ayentimi, DT and Burgess, J and Dayaram, K, Local isomorphism and multinational enterprises' human resource management practices: Extending the research agenda, Journal of Management & Organization pp. 1-16. ISSN 1833-3672 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/jmo.2018.61


Local isomorphism constitutes the regulatory, cognitive and normative profile of a host country. The regulatory institutional setting reflects the rules and legislation governing collective bargaining agreements, trade unions, local content laws and employment relationships. The cultural or cognitive dimension supports the widely held cultural and social knowledge and the normative profile acknowledges the influences of social groups and organizations on acceptable normative behaviour. Earlier literature lends support to the importance of institutional profile and its influence on the design and implementation of multinational enterprisesí human resource management policies and practices. This paper seeks to advance the concept of local isomorphism and highlight the implications of local isomorphism for future research on the transfer of multinational enterprisesí human resource management practices across and between subsidiaries.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:analysis techniques, meta-analysis, human resource diffusion across countries, topic areas, international human resource management
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 human society
UTAS Author:Ayentimi, DT (Dr Desmond Ayentimi)
ID Code:138589
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2020-04-16
Last Modified:2022-08-29

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