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Internationalization and HRM strategies across subsidiaries in multinational corporations from emerging economies—A conceptual framework

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  • Thite, Mohan
  • Wilkinson, Adrian
  • Shah, Dhara
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    The rapid rise of multinational Corporations (MNCs) from emerging economies has led to greater interest and urgency in developing a better understanding of the deployment and diffusion of managerial strategies from their perspective and without assuming the prevailing Western ethnocentric orthodoxy. This paper develops a conceptual framework of global HR strategies and practices in MNCs from emerging economies across their subsidiaries in both developed and developing markets. Using data from a pilot study of an Indian MNC, it provides insights and guidance into the motives, strategic opportunities and constraints in cross-national transfer of HR policies and practices in a multi-polar world.

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    Volume (Year): 47 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 251-258

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    Keywords: New multinationals; Emerging economies; India; Internationalization strategies; Global HR strategies;

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