publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

The effects of market economy type and foreign MNE subsidiaries on the convergence and divergence of HRM

Brewster, C.; Poutsma, F.; Farndale, E.; Brewster, C.; Ligthart, P.E.M.; Poutsma, E.;
Closed Access English
  • Published: 31 Jul 2017
Abstract This study explores patterns of human resource management (HRM) practices across market economies, and between indigenous firms and foreign MNE subsidiary operations, offering a novel perspective on convergence and divergence. Applying institutional theorizing to improve our understanding of convergence/divergence as a process and an outcome, data collected from nine countries at three points in time over a decade confirm that convergence and divergence occur to different extents in a nonlinear fashion, and vary depending on the area of HRM practice observed. Patterns of adoption and convergence/divergence are explained through the effect of institution...
free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, Economics and Econometrics, General Business, Management and Accounting, Business and International Management, Multilevel model, Convergence (routing), International business, Human resource management, International trade, business.industry, business, Market economy, Indigenous, Conceptualization, Subsidiary, Divergence
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