HRM in Multinational and Domestic Enterprises: A Comparative Institutional Analysis in South-East Asia

Singh, Satwinder, Wood, Geoffrey, Darwish, Tamer K, Fleming, Jocelyne and Mohamed, A Fattaah (2018) HRM in Multinational and Domestic Enterprises: A Comparative Institutional Analysis in South-East Asia. Thunderbird International Business Review. ISSN 1096-4762 (In Press)

[img] Text (Peer reviewed version)
5670 Darwish (2018) HRM in Multinational.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 13 May 2020. (Publisher Embargo).
Available under License All Rights Reserved.

Download (661kB)


This paper looks at the relative impact of context on the role of senior managers. It compares HR Directors of Domestic Enterprises (DEs) against those of multinational enterprises (MNEs), within an emerging market setting, based on a survey of HR Directors in Brunei. We found that that, with the exception of some aspects of selection and recruitment, HR Directors of MNEs accorded a higher priority to strategic tasks, yet were more reluctant to delegate. This study confirms the importance of MNEs in pioneering more modern and integrated approaches to people management, but also limitations to the extent to which they might act as evangelists of new practices that are adopted by their local peers. In contrast, local firms were more likely to concentrate their attention on administrative, rather than strategic, issues. We draw out the implications of our findings for theory and practice.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: International HRM; HR Directors; Institutional theory; Emerging markets
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5549 Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology > Business & Enterprise Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Tamer Darwish
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 09:45
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 13:55

University Staff: Request a correction | Repository Editors: Update this record

University Of Gloucestershire

Bookmark and Share

Find Us On Social Media:

Social Media Icons Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Pinterest Linkedin

Other University Web Sites

University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH. Telephone +44 (0)844 8010001.