Multinational enterprises in Australia: Two decades of international human resource management research reviewed

Anthony McDonnell*, Pauline Stanton, John Burgess

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Abstract

This paper reviews empirical international human resource management (IHRM) journal articles on foreign- and indigenous-owned multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in Australia. More specifically, we explore the extent to which papers using Australian data in this area are being published in 53 of the world's leading academic journals and identify the topics that have been researched. We then propose a number of research areas, of Australian and international interest, that researchers could pursue in the future. Our findings point to a picture of limited publications in the leading international journals. There is also support for recent arguments that substantial capacity exists for a greater theoretical contribution by researchers in the IHRM field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-35
Number of pages27
JournalAsia pacific journal of human resources
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Australia
  • international human resource management
  • multinational enterprise
  • INDUSTRIAL-RELATIONS
  • FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES
  • KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
  • CORPORATIONS
  • CONTEXT
  • HEADQUARTERS
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • PERFORMANCE
  • INTEGRATION
  • ASSIGNMENT

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