IHRM approaches of German MNEs and their subsidiaries in Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore

Stehle, Wolfgang and Erwee, Ronel (2005) IHRM approaches of German MNEs and their subsidiaries in Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. In: 2005 Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference, 10-11 Nov 2005, Melbourne, Australia.

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[Abstract]: This paper analyses the International Human Resource Management (IHRM) approaches that German multinational enterprises (MNEs) employ when transferring human resource policies and practices from German Headquarters (HQ) to their subsidiaries in Asia. The exploratory study uses an analysis of twenty four in depth interviews with Human Resource directors and line managers in German Fortune Global 500 industrial companies from -electrical, mechanical and chemical- industries and their subsidiaries. The results indicate that companies seem to differentiate when they are implementing an IHRM approach by strategic importance per issue. Country or subsidiary best practice is usually not integrated in HQ policies.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No reply from Editor to request for permission, so paper put up.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: international human resource management, German multinational companies, Asian HR practices
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/421

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