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Predicting IHRM strategy and practice decisions : development of the IHRM orientation typology

Lloyd, Shannon L.L. and Hartel, Charmine E.J. 2004, Predicting IHRM strategy and practice decisions : development of the IHRM orientation typology, Cross cultural management : an international journal, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 60-76, doi: 10.1108/13527600410797882.

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Title Predicting IHRM strategy and practice decisions : development of the IHRM orientation typology
Author(s) Lloyd, Shannon L.L.
Hartel, Charmine E.J.
Journal name Cross cultural management : an international journal
Volume number 11
Issue number 4
Start page 60
End page 76
Publisher Sage publications Ltd
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1352-7606
Keyword(s) globalisation
international human resoruce management
Summary International human resource management (IHRM) is becoming increasingly fundamental to organisational success, as globalisation forces demand organisations to design and implement a global strategy. One of the most critical choices faced by IHRM practitioners is whether and when an organisation should adapt its human resource policies and practices to the local context (localisation). A typology of International Human Resource Management Orientations (IHRMO) that clarifies what IHRMO’s are and what they entail is developed from a review of the literature on localisation and globalisation, convergence and divergence and Perlmutter’s management typology. Additionally, two theoretical models are developed that predict which IHRM orientation identified in the typology should be adopted. The article takes a step towards elucidating effective IHRM strategy and practice decision-making by showing that culture and institutional pressures, amongst other tings, do make a difference.

Language eng
DOI 10.1108/13527600410797882
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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Collection: Deakin Graduate School of Business
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