By J.J. Lawler, G.S. Hundley

The aggressive forces generated via globalization act to advertise the cross-national diffusion of human source administration 'best practices'. specifically, excessive functionality paintings practices have become seen because the commonplace as businesses in lots of elements of the realm have endeavored to 'Americanize' their employment and administration structures. but cultural, institutional, and ideological forces proceed to supply resistance to the worldwide convergence of HR practices. This quantity includes papers from authors in Europe, Asia, Africa, and US who discover diffusion in various nationwide contexts. various methodologies and views supply a number of interpretations relating to diffusion and convergence.

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Some material from the wider case study of the firm, which consisted of a further 28 interviews in the United States and the United Kingdom, is used to throw light on the nature of the firm’s global HR policies and the extent to which the production process is internationally integrated. The interviews all covered three areas of employment practice that the initial fieldwork suggested were those for which the HQ had a clear and distinct vision and appeared to exert a strong influence across the firm’s operations.

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