HRM and IR in Multinational Corporations: Uneasy Bedfellows


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HRM and IR in Multinational Corporations: Uneasy Bedfellows

Show simple item record Navrbjerg, Steen E. en_US Minbaeva, Dana en_US 2009-02-04T10:27:22Z 2009-02-04T10:27:22Z 2008-03-27T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815263 en_US
dc.description.abstract As multinational corporations operate in multiple countries, headquarters must take into account differences in local settings when seeking the means to coordinate and control subsidiaries. The local system of industrial relations sets the framework for what kind of human resource management a multinational corporation can implement. Yet another question is whether the still stronger multinationals can change the existing systems of industrial relations, directly or indirectly. The paper analyzes four Danish enterprises over a ten-year period. This longitudinal study shows that none of the multinationals directly try to interfere in local industrial relations. However, by exercising their management prerogative in a way that differs from the Northern European tradition of industrial relations, they do influence the cooperation between employers and employees. In particular, the results show that a shift from a stakeholder to a shareholder management style and the increased degree of HQ control have an effect on the whole cooperative atmosphere in each of the companies. In the long run, they may affect the collective bargaining system as such. en_US
dc.format.extent 29 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-13 en_US
dc.title HRM and IR in Multinational Corporations: Uneasy Bedfellows en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08mar25 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber 9788791815263 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US

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