The emerging approach to employee relations in German overseas affiliates: a role model for international operation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/83836
Title:
The emerging approach to employee relations in German overseas affiliates: a role model for international operation
Authors:
Tuselmann, Heinz; McDonald, Frank; Thorpe, Richard
Citation:
Journal of world business, 2006, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 66-80
Publisher:
Pergamon
Issue Date:
Feb-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/83836
DOI:
10.1016/j.jwb.2005.10.004
Additional Links:
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/620401/description#description
Abstract:
In light of current changes in the German industrial relations’ landscape and the wider and deeper integration of German multinationals into the world economy, this study investigates the relative importance of the country-of-origin effect in employee relations of German affiliates in an Anglo-American setting. The paper addresses important issues that relate to the wider international business domain. The comparative analysis to US affiliates in the UK and British owned firms points to a distinctively German flavored hybrid approach that integrates the best practice elements of the US model with the collective orientation of the German model. This bears a resemblance to an emerging trend in the parent companies’ home locations. The intra-German analysis revealed that affiliates of multinationals that face pressures for international integration are at the forefront of this development. The findings suggest that this might provide a suitable model of international operation for multinationals from strongly institutionalized countries.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published [following peer-review] in Journal of World Business, published by and copyright Pergamon.
Keywords:
Industrial relations; International business enterprises; Employee attitudes; Subsidiary corporations; Employment practices
ISSN:
1090-9516

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dc.contributor.authorTuselmann, Heinzen
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Franken
dc.contributor.authorThorpe, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-08T12:36:00Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-08T12:36:00Z-
dc.date.issued2006-02-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of world business, 2006, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 66-80en
dc.identifier.issn1090-9516-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jwb.2005.10.004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/83836-
dc.descriptionFull-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published [following peer-review] in Journal of World Business, published by and copyright Pergamon.en
dc.description.abstractIn light of current changes in the German industrial relations’ landscape and the wider and deeper integration of German multinationals into the world economy, this study investigates the relative importance of the country-of-origin effect in employee relations of German affiliates in an Anglo-American setting. The paper addresses important issues that relate to the wider international business domain. The comparative analysis to US affiliates in the UK and British owned firms points to a distinctively German flavored hybrid approach that integrates the best practice elements of the US model with the collective orientation of the German model. This bears a resemblance to an emerging trend in the parent companies’ home locations. The intra-German analysis revealed that affiliates of multinationals that face pressures for international integration are at the forefront of this development. The findings suggest that this might provide a suitable model of international operation for multinationals from strongly institutionalized countries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPergamonen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/620401/description#descriptionen
dc.subjectIndustrial relationsen
dc.subjectInternational business enterprisesen
dc.subjectEmployee attitudesen
dc.subjectSubsidiary corporationsen
dc.subjectEmployment practicesen
dc.titleThe emerging approach to employee relations in German overseas affiliates: a role model for international operationen
dc.typeArticleen
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