MNC Human Resources Architectures: A new conceptual model beyond expatriation

Debra da Silva

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    Much research in international human resource management has focussed almost exclusively on the concept of expatriation and the international transfer. This paper presents a theoretical model of a multinational corporation’s workforce and the human resources architectures that are applied to that workforce. This approach seeks to account for an array of emerging issues that have remained largely outside the scope of traditional expatriate research. By redefining the key outcome in terms of strategic goals for the organization, the model allows for the consideration of new influences such as different forms of mobility, new employment relationships at the domestic level and the interaction between expatriates and local employees. In particular, this paper will suggest a typology for establishing both stocks and flows of resources in the model, and suggest outcomes for the development of MNCs human resources architectures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDoing Well By Doing Good
    EditorsGeorge Solomon
    Place of PublicationWashington DC
    PublisherAcademy of Management
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventAcademy of Management Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, USA, New Zealand
    Duration: 03 Aug 200708 Aug 2007


    ConferenceAcademy of Management Annual Meeting
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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