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International HRM: national business systems, organizational politics and the international division of labour in MNCs

Edwards, Tony and Kuruvilla, Sarosh (2017) International HRM: national business systems, organizational politics and the international division of labour in MNCs. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 0958-5192

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Identification Number: 10.1080/0958519042000295920

Abstract

In this paper we address a key issue that dominates international HRM research, namely the global–local question. The question concerns how multinationals can or should balance the pressures to develop globally standardized policies with the pressures to be responsive to the peculiarities of the local context. In our view, three important conceptual weaknesses have restricted research progress in this field: the inadequate conceptualization of national effects, which results in culture being used as an unsatisfactory ‘catch-all’ for national differences; the lack of attention to the influence of internal organizational politics; and the absence of focus on the internal division of labour within MNCs. We discuss the ways in which these weaknesses can be addressed and the implications of these alternative concepts.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rijh20/current
Additional Information: © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 16:07
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 03:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/87906

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