MNEs and flexible working practices in Mauritius

Croucher, Richard and Rizov, Marian (2014) MNEs and flexible working practices in Mauritius. International Journal of Human Resource Management . ISSN 0958-5192

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Abstract

We compare how far companies based in Africa, India and the 'global North' operating in Mauritius adopt high-trust flexible working practices, and how these are linked to different clusters of wider labour management practice. Using comprehensive firm-level data collected in late 2011, we find that African/Indian company practices are closer to those of indigenous firms than to those of Northern companies. The different company groups operate in quite different ways but regional MNEs operate in a similar way to indigenous companies. We therefore conclude that Rugman and Verbeke’s ‘regionalization’ theory also applies to the HR field. We further find that both a relatively strategic approach to HRM and measures to develop employer-employee interdependence are, respectively, linked directly and indirectly to flexible working incidence.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Multinational Enterprises, regionalisation, flexible working, Strategic HRM, employer-employee interdependence
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
Item ID: 13834
Notes on copyright: 18 month embargo.
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Depositing User: Alison Roache
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 15:56
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:31
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13834

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