Varieties of multinationals: adapting employment practices in central eastern Europe
Meardi, Guglielmo, Marginson, Paul, Fichter, Michael, Frybes, Marcin, Stanojevic, Miroslav and Toth, Andras. (2009) Varieties of multinationals: adapting employment practices in central eastern Europe. Industrial Relations, Vol.48 (No.3). pp. 489-511. ISSN 0019-8676Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2009.00570.x
"Home-country effects" on multinational companies' practices abroad are assessed by comparing twelve German- and U.S.-owned plants within the same sector in the "institutionally permissive" Poland, Hungary, and Slovenia. Differences are detected on functional flexibility, corporate culture and working time, but not on participation. Work organization seems more integral to national productive models than industrial relations. Moreover, considerable intramodel variation reflects product- and labor-market contingencies. The results support the interpretation of national models as internally heterogeneous and dynamic.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Industrial Relations|
|Official Date:||July 2009|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 489-511|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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