Implementing global-local strategies in a post-GFC era: Creating an ambidextrous context through strategic choice and HRM

Ashish Malik*, Paresha Sinha, Vijay Pereira, Chris Rowley

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Abstract

This paper, through a multi case qualitative study design, explains how in times of economic adversity, such as the global financial crisis, adaptive firms from the Indian IT offshore outsourcing implemented several global and local human resource management (HRM) strategies for co-ordinating internal and external processes for managing growth. Applying the theoretical lenses of ambidexterity, HRM practices and the integration-responsiveness framework, the paper highlights the importance of strategic choices in achieving ambidexterity and how implementing certain capabilities and HRM practices creates an ambidextrous context. The implications for theory and practice are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-569
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Business Research
Volume103
Early online date20 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ambidexterity
  • HRM architecture
  • IT firms and India
  • Offshore outsourcing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Marketing

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