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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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  • Thite, Mohan & Wilkinson, Adrian & Shah, Dhara, 2012. "Internationalization and HRM strategies across subsidiaries in multinational corporations from emerging economies—A conceptual framework," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 251-258.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:worbus:v:47:y:2012:i:2:p:251-258
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2011.04.012
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