Building flexibility into multi-national human resource strategy : a study of four South African multi-national enterprises

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dc.contributor.author Wocke, Albert
dc.contributor.author Bendixen, Mike
dc.contributor.author Rijamampianina, Rasoava
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-31T15:34:35Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-31T15:34:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.description.abstract The study describes four approaches for configuring corporate HR strategy by firms from an emerging market when dealing with the integration-differentiation dilemma. Most research on strategic international HRM is on the perspective of the affiliate or discusses the degree of isomorphism between the HRM practices of the parent and affiliate. The authors apply a cross-case analysis of the cases of Nando's International, MTN International, Sasol and SABMiller, focus on the implementation of corporate HR strategies from the parent's perspective and show that MNEs differ in the scope and level of abstraction of their corporate HR strategies. It is further suggested that this is primarily due to differences in business model, the need to accommodate national culture, the type and role of organizational culture in the MNE, which impact on the level of convergence of HR management practices. In all of the cases, there is a large degree of variance in these factors. en
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dc.identifier.citation Wöcke, A, Bendixen, M & Rijamampianina, R 2007, 'Building flexibility into multi-national human resource strategy : a study of four South African multi-national enterprises', The International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 829-844. [http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/09585192.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 0958-5192
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/3427
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject Emerging markets en
dc.subject International human resource strategy en
dc.subject MNE en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh International business enterprises -- Personnel management
dc.title Building flexibility into multi-national human resource strategy : a study of four South African multi-national enterprises en
dc.type Postprint Article en


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