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Title: Mapping the impact of home and host-country institutions on HRM in emerging market MNCs: A conceptual framework
Authors: Edwards, Tony
Schnyder, Gerhard
Fortwengel, Johann
Keywords: Emerging markets
Emerging market multinationals (EMNCs)
Comparative institutional analysis
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: EDWARDS, T., SCHNYDER, G. and FORTWENGEL, J., 2019. Mapping the impact of home and host-country institutions on HRM in emerging market MNCs: A conceptual framework. Thunderbird International Business Review, [in press].
Abstract: While there is a growing literature concerned with multinational companies from emerging markets (EMNCs), it does not contain a robust conception of how institutions shape human resource (HR) practices in such firms. We contribute to filling this gap through developing a framework of how institutions create a range of constraints and opportunities for EMNCs. Specifically, our framework contains three key elements of how MNCs from emerging markets interact with institutions: EMNCs develop approaches that to some extent reflect the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the institutions in the home country (institutional conditioning); the strategies of actors in EMNCs can overcome the weaknesses of the home country by drawing on institutions in other countries (institutional arbitrage); and the actions of EMNCs can reinforce, or create pressures for change in, the institutional context in the countries in which they operate (institutional change / consolidation). By mapping this set of strategies of EMNCs, we contribute to a fuller understanding of the relationship between institutions and HR practices, and we outline how the rise of EMNCs reshapes the global landscape by adding new kinds of firm behavior to capitalist diversity.
Description: This paper is closed access until 24 months after the date of publication.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/36499
Publisher Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15206874
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