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Title: The institutional context of human resource practices : Case studies of multinational subsidiaries in Bangladesh
Author: Mahmood, Muhammad Monowar Hossain
ISNI:       0000 0004 2718 7397
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2004
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The thesis aims to investigate the societal embeddedness of human resource management (HRM) practices of multinational subsidiaries in a developing country context, i. e. in Bangladesh. To justify the explanation of societal embeddedness of HRM practices, it critically assesses the three main theoretical perspectives on employment analysis i. e. the universalist, the culturalist, and the institutionalist. It also examines the existing research findings to identify the research gap in this important area of IHRM literature. After taking insights from different theoretical perspectives, the thesis proposes a `dynamic institutional framework' to investigate the development of HRM practices in multinational subsidiaries and explains those practices through with links to the societal institutions of the host country. The research questions and the philosophical orientation of the study guided the research towards qualitative research strategies, i. e. longitudinal and historical case studies. Using in-depth case studies of four European multinational subsidiaries and three domestic/local organisations, the thesis tries to assess the influence of the parent company and the role of societal institutions in order to identify the societal embeddedness of different HRM practices in the multinational subsidiaries.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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