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Title:High Performance Work System Practices in Foreign Subsidiaries of American Multinationals: A Multi-Country Study
Author(s):Lawler, John J.; Chen, Shyh-Jer; Wu, Pei-Chuan; Bae, Johngseok; Bai, Bing
Subject(s):high performance work systems
multinational corporations
cluster analysis
Abstract:This study focuses on the utilization of high performance work systems (HPWS) by subsidiaries of American multinational companies (MNCs). It is based on the premise that American MNCs have a preference for HPWS utilization. However, institutional influences at the host-country level may limit the likelihood of HPWS implementation. This study examines HPWS implementation in a sample of subsidiaries across fourteen host countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. The research provides considerable variability in host-country institutional environments. The model we propose is largely supported in the case of rank-and-file workers, though some anomalies are found in the case of managerial employees.
Issue Date:2008
Genre:Working / Discussion Paper
Publication Status:unpublished
Rights Information:Copyright John J. Lawler et al. 2008
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-09-10

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