U.S. multinationals and the control of subsidiary employment policies

Ferner, Anthony, Bélanger, Jacques, Tregaskis, Olga ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9954-5152, Morley, Michael and Quintanilla, Javier (2013) U.S. multinationals and the control of subsidiary employment policies. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 66 (3). pp. 645-669.

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The authors examine whether U.S. multinational companies (MNCs) are distinctive in the degree to which they exert direct control over policy on human resources and employment relations (HR/ER) in their foreign subsidiaries. The results confirm the distinctiveness of U.S. MNCs in their greater degree of direct control of policy, compared not only with non-U.S. firms but with every other major nationality or national grouping of MNCs: France, Germany, the Nordic group, the rest of Europe, and Japan. U.S. control of HR/ER policy is greater not just in the aggregate, but for most individual items. Finally, while levels of control over subsidiaries vary among host countries studied (Canada, Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom) the greater U.S. orientation to control relative to non-U.S. MNCs holds regardless of host.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Sponsor: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Madrid region Research Staff Exchange Scheme
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 09:08
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2023 08:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/45327
DOI: 10.1177/001979391306600304

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