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

Chiah-Liaw, Gladys, Petzall, Stanley and Selvarajah, Chris 2003, The role of human resource management (HRM) in Australian-Malaysian joint ventures, Journal of European industrial training, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 244-262, doi: 10.1108/03090590310469623.

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Title The role of human resource management (HRM) in Australian-Malaysian joint ventures
Author(s) Chiah-Liaw, Gladys
Petzall, Stanley
Selvarajah, Chris
Journal name Journal of European industrial training
Volume number 27
Issue number 5
Start page 244
End page 262
Publisher Emerald
Place of publication Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0309-0590
Keyword(s) organizational behavior
joint ventures
human resource management
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/03090590310469623
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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