Who's in charge? An empirical study of executive staffing practices in foreign subsidiaries

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Abstract

This study investigates executive staffing practices in foreign subsidiaries of multinational corporations. Grounded in a literature review of the reasons for employing either parent country nationals or host country nationals in top management positions in foreign subsidiaries, a number of factors influencing the choice between these alternatives are identified. Using a combination of an archival and mail survey research method, the influence of each of these factors is empirically tested with a sample of nearly 3000 observations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-158
JournalHuman Resource Management
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • HUMAN-RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • MULTINATIONAL-CORPORATIONS
  • UNITED-STATES
  • AMERICAN
  • COORDINATION
  • JAPANESE
  • POLICIES
  • STRATEGY

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