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Developing a culturally synergistic approach to international human resource management

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This paper offers international human resource (IHR) professionals guidelines how to decide which IHRM approach to choose. In choosing among an adaptive, exportive, or integrated IHR approach, IHR managers may want to consider three decision criteria, e.g. forces for global integration and local adaptation, the cultural component of HRM, and the power dynamics within the MNC. To develop an organization that values cultural differences, IHR professionals may choose a culturally synergistic approach to IHRM. This approach has the potential of designing new combinations of HRM practices and simultaneously attends to the three decision criteria.

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  • Janssens, Maddy, 2001. "Developing a culturally synergistic approach to international human resource management," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 429-450, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:worbus:v:36:y:2001:i:4:p:429-450
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    1. Lazarova, Mila & Peretz, Hilla & Fried, Yitzhak, 2017. "Locals know best? Subsidiary HR autonomy and subsidiary performance," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 52(1), pages 83-96.

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