TITLE

A world of difference?

AUTHOR(S)
Stiles, Philip
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
People Management;11/15/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 23, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the effect of cultural differences on international human resources (HR) practice. According to a study of HR practices among multinational companies, organisational culture had more influence on HR practice than national cultural differences. The study also found a concerted effort on the part of group HR departments to maintain global performance standards supported by global competencies, common evaluation processes and common approaches to rewards. It also found evidence of convergence in Japan.
ACCESSION #
27774843

 

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