This paper focuses on the process of configuring human resource (HR) systems within multinational companies. It is argued that the process involves two major sources of complexity which stem from the HR systems and the multinational context. Three different theoretical stances, the rational choice, institutional, and actor perspectives are used to develop a theoretical standpoint of the process of configuration. It is suggested that a blended approach is necessary to allow a full conceptualization of the dynamic interactions of actors and their context which include different pressures and logics.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th International Human Resource Management Conference 2009|
|Subtitle of host publication||celebrate the tapestry : diversity in the modern global organization|
|Place of Publication||Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA|
|Publisher||New Mexico State University|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||International Human Resource Management Conference (10th : 2009) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA|
Duration: 21 Jun 2009 → 24 Jun 2009
|Conference||International Human Resource Management Conference (10th : 2009)|
|City||Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA|
|Period||21/06/09 → 24/06/09|
Rupidara, N. S., & McGraw, P. (2009). Actors amidst pressures: the configuration of HR systems within a multinational context. In D. Tojib (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th International Human Resource Management Conference 2009: celebrate the tapestry : diversity in the modern global organization Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA: New Mexico State University.