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    The Janus Faces of IHRM in Russian MNEs

    Andreeva, Tatiana and Festing, Marion and Minbaeva, Dana B. and Muratbekova-Touron, Maral (2014) The Janus Faces of IHRM in Russian MNEs. Human Resource Management Journal, 53 (6). pp. 967-986. ISSN 0954-5395

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    This article analyzes variations in the international human resource management (IHRM) approaches of Russian multinational enterprises (MNEs) in the contexts of developed and developing countries. The data were gathered through interviews conducted at the headquarters of Russian MNEs and at their subsidiaries in developed and developing countries. The results indicate that Russian MNEs adopt HRM practices of Western origin. However, these MNEs differ radically in their choices of IHRM approaches. Many of these differences depend on the countries these MNEs target in their international expansion. In developing countries that belong to Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, regional block of countries that were former Soviet republics), the IHRM approaches adopted by Russian MNEs typically refl ect a feeling of superiority. However, in developed countries and in non-CIS developing countries, Russian MNEs actively promote a mix of global best practices and local HRM practices. We do not fi nd any instances of the reverse transfer of management practices from subsidiaries in developed countries to the MNEs’ headquarters or any examples of cross-pollination among subsidiaries.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: international HRM; Russian MNEs; country-of-origin effect; localization effect; dominance effect;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11334
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    Depositing User: Tatiana Andreeva
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 13:19
    Journal or Publication Title: Human Resource Management Journal
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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