Multinational Companies and the Diffusion of Employment Practices from Outside the Country of Origin : Explaining Variation across Firms

@inproceedings{Edwards2008MultinationalCA,
  title={Multinational Companies and the Diffusion of Employment Practices from Outside the Country of Origin : Explaining Variation across Firms},
  author={Tony Edwards and Paul M Edwards and Anthony Ferner and Paul Marginson and Olga Tregaskis},
  year={2008}
}
This paper analyses the issue of variation between multinational companies (MNCs) in the extent to which they use their foreign operating units as the origin for employment practices that are subsequently transferred across the firm. Using data from a nationally representative survey of MNCs in the UK, we seek to explain variation between MNCs in the extent to which the British operations are the source of new employment practices that are taken up elsewhere in the company. In doing so, we… CONTINUE READING

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