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)

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Abstract

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 > Business School > Business and Human Resource Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Tamer Darwish
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 09:45
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 18:10
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5670

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