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Competition and change: Mapping the indian HRM recipe against world-wide patterns

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  • Sparrow, Paul R.
  • Budhwar, Pawan S.
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    The research raises a series of propositions for international managers considering the transfer of HR practices from one country to another. Data from an empirical study based on a survey of HRM practices in 137 Indian organisations are combined with the original IBM/Towers Perrin world-wide HRM survey dataset to produce a nine factor empirical framework that is of value in comparing national HRM patterns. All 13 countries covered are pursuing distinctive "HRM recipes." India emerges as a "cultural island." The Indian recipe is therefore analysed in the context of the management literature on crossnational differences.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of World Business.

    Volume (Year): 32 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 3 (October)
    Pages: 224-242

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    1. Budhwar, Pawan S., 2000. "Indian and British personnel specialists' understanding of the dynamics of their function: an empirical study," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 9(6), pages 727-753, December.
    2. Rai, Soumi, 2012. "Human resource management and labour relations in the Indian industrial sector," Discussion Papers, Research Group Globalization, Work, and Production SP III 2012-301, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
    3. Baruch, Yehuda & Budhwar, Pawan S., 2006. "A comparative study of career practices for management staff in Britain and India," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 84-101, February.
    4. Jonathan Doh & Stephen Stumpf & Walter Tymon, 2011. "Responsible Leadership Helps Retain Talent in India," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 98(1), pages 85-100, January.
    5. Tymon Jr., Walter G. & Stumpf, Stephen A. & Doh, Jonathan P., 2010. "Exploring talent management in India: The neglected role of intrinsic rewards," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 109-121, April.
    6. Farndale, Elaine & Scullion, Hugh & Sparrow, Paul, 2010. "The role of the corporate HR function in global talent management," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 161-168, April.
    7. Somnath Lahiri, 2011. "India-focused publications in leading international business journals," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 28(2), pages 427-447, June.

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