Institutional theory and the cross-national transfer of employment policy: The case of 'workforce diversity' in US multinationals

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dc.contributor.author Ferner, A. M.
dc.contributor.author Almond, Phil
dc.contributor.author Colling, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-03T11:25:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-03T11:25:18Z
dc.date.issued 2005-05-01
dc.identifier.citation Ferner, A.M., Almond, P. and Colling, T. (2005) Institutional theory and the cross-national transfer of employment policy: The case of 'workforce diversity' in US multinationals. Journal of International Business Studies, 36 (3), pp. 304-321. en
dc.identifier.issn 1478-6990
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/1628
dc.description Ferner lead author. This output was selected as one of the 12 ‘Papers of Excellence’ shortlisted for the Academy of Management’s inaugural 2007 IHRM Scholarly Research Award. en
dc.description “The full text file attached is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of International Business Studies. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: Ferner, A.M., Almond, P. and Colling, T. (2005) Institutional theory and the cross-national transfer of employment policy: The case of 'workforce diversity' in US multinationals. Journal of International Business Studies, 36 (3), pp. 304-321. is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400134 ”
dc.description.abstract This paper uses a comparative institutionalist approach combined with a power/interests perspective to examine the processes whereby diversity policy is ‘internationalized’ by US multinational companies. It argues that the process of policy transfer to UK subsidiaries is complicated by incomplete and contested ‘institutionalization’ of diversity within the US itself, and by differing conceptions of diversity between the US and the UK. The ability of actors within the UK subsidiaries to mobilize and deploy specific power resources allows them to resist the full implementation of corporate diversity policy, leading to a range of compromise accommodations. It is argued that the findings have more general implications for analyzing the transfer of HR practices between national business systems.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject RAE 2008 en
dc.subject UoA 36 Business and Management Studies en
dc.subject US multinationals
dc.subject international HRM
dc.subject employee diversity
dc.subject policy transfer
dc.subject institutionalism
dc.title Institutional theory and the cross-national transfer of employment policy: The case of 'workforce diversity' in US multinationals en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400134
dc.researchgroup International and Comparative HRM


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