Cultural, legal and societal differences between Germany, Singapore, Thailand And Indonesia that influence the transfer of HR policies

Stehle, Wolfgang and Erwee, Ronel (2005) Cultural, legal and societal differences between Germany, Singapore, Thailand And Indonesia that influence the transfer of HR policies. In: 2005 Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference (ANZIBA 2005), 10-11 Nov 2005, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

The aims of the paper are to firstly to investigate cultural and societal differences between Germany, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia and secondly to compare the effect of perceived cultural differences between managers on the transfer of human resource policies between German Fortune Global 500 industrial companies from -electrical, mechanical and chemical- industries and local Asian plants. The analysis of twenty four in depth interviews with Human Resource directors and line managers contrasts cultural differences regarding policy or practices. Convergence is confirmed on a policy level with crossvergence taking place on a process level. The role of the subsidiary HR director as a cultural translator and regional team player is confirmed.


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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.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2015 23:25
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 05:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: international human resource management, German multinational companies, Asian HR practices
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26576

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