Competition and Change: Mapping the Indian HRM Recipe against World-Wide Patterns

Sparrow, Paul R.; Budhwar, Pawan S.
September 1997
Journal of World Business;Fall97, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p224
Academic Journal
The research raises a series of propositions for international managers considering the transfer of HR practices from one country to another. Data from an empirical study based on a survey of HRM practices in 137 Indian organisations are combined with the original IBM/Towers Perrin world-wide HRM survey dataset to produce a nine factor empirical framework that is of value in comparing national HRM patterns. All 13 countries covered are pursuing distinctive "HRM recipes. "India emerges as a "cultural island." The Indian recipe is therefore analysed in the context of the management literature on cross- national differences.


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