Global norm-making processes in contemporary multinationals

Almond, Phil, Edwards, Tony, Kern, Philipp, Kim, Kyoungmi and Tregaskis, Olga ORCID: (2024) Global norm-making processes in contemporary multinationals. Human Resource Management Journal, 34 (1). pp. 55-73. ISSN 0954-5395

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This paper contextualises and analyses global norm-making concerning the nature of work within multinational companies. We develop a framework for analysing the relations between formal and informal elements of global norm-making, stressing dynamic interdependencies between formality and informality on four dimensions: the codification of norms; enforcement mechanisms; the use of “platforms”; and aggregation with wider contexts. We investigate four cases of transnational norm-making spaces across two multinationals, and analyse how these interdependencies work, both for norms and practices that emanate from the upper levels of corporate hierarchies, and those developed at lower levels among global operational teams.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This research was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Award Number ES/N007883/1.
Uncontrolled Keywords: multinational companies,organisational norms,international hrm,norm-making
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2021 00:55
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2024 03:05
DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12350


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