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The role of human resource management (HRM) in Australian-Malaysian joint ventures

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posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by G Chiah-Liaw, Stan Petzall, C Selvarajah
This article examines human resource management (HRM) for successful Australian-Malaysian joint ventures (JVs), on the basis of survey data and case studies. The findings suggest that each phase of JV development had its own pattern of HR practices. Three phases of development were distinguished - initiation, transitional, and maturational. The first phase involved selecting, recruiting and training a skilled workforce and formulating rudimentary human resource policies. Cultural differences were most marked in this phase. The second phase, after three years of operation, involved evolution of human resource policies better suited to local conditions, and more polycentric management staffing. The final phase, after six years of operation, saw the development of a distinctive human resources system, and the minimisation of cultural differences as an operational issue. In this phase there was also a move to more geocentric management staffing.

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Journal

Journal of European industrial training

Volume

27

Issue

5

Pagination

244 - 262

Publisher

Emerald

Location

Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

ISSN

0309-0590

eISSN

1758-7425

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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MCB UP Limited

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