To date there is an absence of any systematic and extensive data on Australian multinational enterprises (MNEs). This research paper fills the information gap and leads to a discussion of the human resource management (HRM) practices of Australian MNEs in the global arena and whether there is a distinctive national identity associated with these practices. We report on the profile of Australian-based multinational enterprises (MNEs). Drawing on a systematic database developed by the authors in 2010–11 we are able to identify the numbers of Australian MNEs and their characteristics and compare them against a representative sample of foreign-owned MNEs operating in Australia.
McDonnell, A., Boyle, B., Stanton, P., Bartram, T., & Burgess, J. (2016). Delineating human resource management practice in domestic and foreign owned multinational enterprises in Australia. Asia pacific journal of human resources, 54(2), 165-187. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7941.12092