Tag Archive: Human Resource Management

Linking expats and their local colleagues: the Host Country National Liaison model

Expats are often seen as important links between headquarters and the local subsidiary in terms of knowledge transfer, especially if the expat is sent abroad to head the local operation. For this reason, much attention has been given to recruitment, selection and training of expats to ensure that they are as successful as possible. Neglecting …

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Best fit vs. best practice: the importance of context in HRM

Last week I attended the Global Conference on International Human Resource Management at Penn State University, USA. The keynote of professor Chris Brewster focused, amongst other topics, on the importance of context in Human Resource Management. While a universalist paradigm has been paramount in HRM – let’s find the best practice so that we can …

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