Managing Localization of Human Resources in the PRC: A Practical Model

Chi-Sum Wong; Law, Kenneth S.
March 1999
Journal of World Business;Spring99, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p26
Academic Journal
The localization of top management positions is an important objective for many Transnational Corporations (TNCs). Despite its importance, there is little systematic discussion of how the localization process should be managed. Based on a review of related literature and indepth interviews with six TNCs in the PRC, we developed a three-stage model of the localization process. In this article, we use that model to describe the challenges that TNCs face when localizing top management positions in the People `s Republic of China.


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