Multinational corporations' human resources architectures: a new conceptual model beyond expatriation

Debra Da Silva

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Much research in international human resource management has focussedalmost exclusively on the concept of expatriation and the internationaltransfer. This paper presents a theoretical model of a multinationalcorporation's workforce and the human resources architectures that areapplied to that workforce. This approach seeks to account for an array ofemerging issues that have remained largely outside the scope of traditionalexpatriate research. By redefining the key outcome in terms of strategicgoals for the organization, the model allows for the consideration of newinfluences such as different forms of mobility, new employmentrelationships at the domestic level and the interaction between expatriatesand local employees. In particular, this paper will suggest a typology forestablishing both stocks and flows of resources in the model, and suggestoutcomes for the development of MNCs human resources architectures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian Management
Subtitle of host publicationConvergence and Divergence
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event5th Asia Academy of Management (AAM) Conference - Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, Japan
Duration: 19 Dec 200621 Dec 2006


Conference5th Asia Academy of Management (AAM) Conference


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