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The five phases in the transfer of HR policies and practices within MNCs


  • Susaeta, Lourdes

    () (IESE Business School)

  • Pin, Jose R.

    (IESE Business School)


The tension that multinational companies (MNCs) suffer in the transfer of their HR policies and practices leads us to take an in-depth look at the factors that affect this transfer. We divide the transfer process into five phases, ranging from the configuration of HR policies and practices in the parent company to their internalization by the subsidiaries' employees, and we analyze this process from six theoretical approaches, presenting the corresponding work hypotheses which will bring about the model of analysis.

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  • Susaeta, Lourdes & Pin, Jose R., 2008. "The five phases in the transfer of HR policies and practices within MNCs," IESE Research Papers D/724, IESE Business School.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-0724

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    multinational companies; subsidiaries; employees; transfer HR policies and practices;

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