Actors amidst pressures: the configuration of HR systems within a multinational context

Neil Semuel Rupidara, Peter McGraw

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Human Resource Management Conference 2009
Subtitle of host publicationcelebrate the tapestry : diversity in the modern global organization
EditorsDewi Tojib
Place of PublicationSanta Fe, New Mexico, USA
PublisherNew Mexico State University
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventInternational Human Resource Management Conference (10th : 2009) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Duration: 21 Jun 200924 Jun 2009


ConferenceInternational Human Resource Management Conference (10th : 2009)
CitySanta Fe, New Mexico, USA


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