Towards a new model of globalizing HRM
Published on Jun 1, 2005in International Journal of Human Resource Management 3.15
· DOI :10.1080/09585190500120590
This paper addresses the debates about the nature of strategic HRM in international companies. It builds on a substantial research programme using questionnaires and detailed case studies to argue that the international HRM field is changing significantly and rapidly and that there is a need for better understanding of these developments. Five distinct, but linked, organizational drivers of international HRM are identified and discussed: efficiency orientation, global service provision, information exchange, core business processes and localization of decision-making. These factors are creating a new set of pressures on HRM specialists. Three distinct, but linked, enablers of high-performance international HRM are being developed by multinational enterprises: HR affordability, central HR philosophy and HR excellence and knowledge transfer. A series of different strategic recipes combining these drivers and enablers are identified. These recipes in turn are delivered through a series of important HR proces...