Competition and change in India: mapping transitions in HRM

Paul Sparrow, [Unknown] P., P S. Budhwar

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The research raises a series of propositions for international managers considering the transfer of HR practices from one country to another. Data from an empirical study based on a survey of HRM practices in 137 Indian organisations are combined with the original IBM/Towers Perrin world-wide HRM survey dataset to produce a nine factor empirical framework that is of value in comparing national HRM patterns. All 13 countries covered are pursuing distinctive “HRM recipes.” India emerges as a “cultural island.” The Indian recipe is therefore analysed in the context of the management literature on crossnational differences.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of World Business
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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