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The Effect of Human Resource Management Practices on MNC Subsidiary Performance in Russia


  • Fey, Carl

    (Dept. of Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics)

  • Björkman, Ingmar

    () (Swedish School of Economics and INSEAD)


This study investigates the relationship between human resource management (HRM) and the performance of 101 foreign-owned subsidiaries in Russia. The study's results provide support for the assertion that investments in HRM practices can substantially help a firm perform better. Further, different HRM practices for managerial and non-managerial employees are found to be significantly related with firm performance. However, only limited support is obtained for the hypothesized relationship between efforts at aligning HRM practices with firm strategy and subsidiary performance.

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  • Fey, Carl & Björkman, Ingmar, 2000. "The Effect of Human Resource Management Practices on MNC Subsidiary Performance in Russia," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Business Administration 2000:6, Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhb:hastba:2000_006

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    Human resource management; Russia; Performance;

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    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation

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