IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

International Human Resources Management of Japanese, American, and European Firms in Asia : The Roles of Headquarters and Subsidiaries

Listed author(s):
  • Hiromichi Shibata

    (Yokohama National University, Merrill Lynch)

  • Andrew Doyle
Registered author(s):

    The main role of the headquarters international human resources departments/business units of seven Japanese firms we researched is to manage the Japanese expatriates at their subsidiaries in Asia; they have little involvement with the management of local employees. The headquarters international human resources departments/business units at five researched American firms tend to maintain strong company value/mission that drives use of their performance appraisal/promotion systems for employees worldwide. In addition, the headquarters human resources departments/business units of the American firms tend to supervise senior-level managers regardless of their nationalities. Although two researched European firms manage senior-level managers worldwide, their international human resources management systems are not as rigid as those of American firms.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Microeconomics Working Papers with number 21893.

    in new window

    Date of creation: Aug 2006
    Handle: RePEc:eab:microe:21893
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    JG Crawford Building #13, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, Australian National University, ACT 0200

    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    in new window

    1. Jacoby, Sanford M., 2004. "Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States. Edited by Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David A. Wise. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003. Pp. ix, 400. ," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 64(03), pages 926-927, September.
    2. Peter B. Doeringer & Christine Evans-Klock & David G. Terkla, 1998. "Hybrids or Hodgepodges? Workplace Practices of Japanese and Domestic Startups in the United States," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 51(2), pages 171-186, January.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eab:microe:21893. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Shiro Armstrong)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.