International human resource management strategies of Chinese multinationals operating abroad

Fan, Di (David), Zhang, Mingqiong (Mike) and Zhu, Jiuhua (Cherrie) 2013, International human resource management strategies of Chinese multinationals operating abroad, Asia Pacific business review, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 526-541.

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Title International human resource management strategies of Chinese multinationals operating abroad
Author(s) Fan, Di (David)
Zhang, Mingqiong (Mike)
Zhu, Jiuhua (Cherrie)
Journal name Asia Pacific business review
Volume number 19
Issue number 4
Start page 526
End page 541
Total pages 16
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1743-792X
1360-2381
Keyword(s) China
host-country nationals
international business strategies
multinational corporations (MCNs)
organizational transformation
strategic international human resource management (SIHRM)
Summary Strategic international human resource management (SIHRM) is crucial for the effective leveraging of human resources in organizations to achieve the desired business strategies. There is a rich collection of studies on western multinational corporations (MNCs) in China, but few studies that explore the SIHRM of Chinese MNCs operating overseas. This study utilizes cross-level, in-depth interviews to analyse SIHRM of three large Chinese multinationals. The paper contributes to literature by addressing two contextual SIHRM issues, namely the characteristics of the SIHRM for Chinese multinationals and how their SIHRM orientation facilitates their international investment and operation. The findings indicate that organizational transformation is the starting point for latecomers matching their international HRM strategies. Their SIHRM approaches, such as forming learning organizations, reliance on host-country nationals, reconciling both home and host-country effects and promoting ‘best practices’, facilitate their international operations.
Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
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