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'Soft' human resource management in small international joint ventures:Cases from the Danish-Vietnamese context

Dao, Li;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
  • Country: Denmark
This paper examines the value creation aspects of HRM in international joint ventures of a relatively small size and their implications for strategic management. We assume that HRM in this context is rather a process than a function, and a ‘soft’ – humanistic rather than a ‘hard’, instrumentalist managerial approach. Using cases from a modest sample of Danish – Vietnamese joint ventures, we propose that HRM is significantly associated with creating a healthy and adaptive environment for mutual learning and socializing as well as a flexible empowerment mechanism in the condition of a certain extent of joint venture autonomy. A conceptual framework developed from ...
free text keywords: International joint venture, human resource management, expatriate manager, local manager, mutual learning, empowerment, socializing
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