On Race and Recruiting Practices in Foreign Firms in India: The Case of German Multinationals before 1947

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Abstrakt

This paper deals with Human Resource Management (HRM) in German
multinationals in India before 1947. It identifies the most important HR challenges and how they changed over time, responding to recent calls for a stronger historical contextualization of HRM research. Drawing on theoretical concepts of institutionalism, the paper shows that HRM was
heavily influenced by different stakeholders in the host country, India, but also by home country politics and the local perception of multinationals’ origin country. Not institutional distance or foreignness but concrete, and sometimes misleading, ideas about Germany shaped HR practices as well as their evaluation by local stakeholders.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2014
Antal sider23
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedInformal and Everyday Markets: Histories of Business and Entrepeneurship in India since the 19th century - Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Tyskland
Varighed: 18 jun. 201420 jun. 2014
https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/490540.html

Konference

KonferenceInformal and Everyday Markets
LokationGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen
LandTyskland
ByGöttingen
Periode18/06/201420/06/2014
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Emneord

  • German business
  • Human resource management
  • India
  • Indian nationalism
  • Liability of foreignness
  • Multinational enterprises
  • Political risk

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