South African MNCs' HRM Systems and Practices at the Subsidiary Level: Insights From Subsidiaries in Ghana

Adams, Kweku, Nyuur, Richard, Ellis, Florence and Debrah, Yaw (2016) South African MNCs' HRM Systems and Practices at the Subsidiary Level: Insights From Subsidiaries in Ghana. Journal of International Management. ISSN 1075-4253 (In Press)

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Abstract

Despite the extensive literature on the human resource management (HRM) systems and practices of multinational companies (MNCs) from developed countries, there are serious gaps in our understanding of emerging countries multinationals HRM practices and systems at both home and host countries. This study empirically examines the similarities and differences of South African (SA) MNCs' HRM systems and practices at both the headquarters in SA and at the subsidiaries operating in Ghana. The study reveals that with the exception of compensation and industrial relation practices which are localised, EMNCs HR systems and practices are mainly transferred to subsidiaries with minimal adaptation to contextual realities. Further research and practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HRM systems; HRM practices; Diffusion; Hybridisation; Localisation; EMNCs; South Africa; Ghana
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 11:17
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 17:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27981

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