MNEs and flexible working practices in Mauritius

Croucher, Richard and Rizov, Marian (2015) MNEs and flexible working practices in Mauritius. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (21). pp. 2701-2717. 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
Additional Information: Published version: © 2014 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article. Non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly attributed, cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way, is permitted. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.
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: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Human Resource Management on 22/07/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09585192.2014.934898
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Depositing User: Alison Roache
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 15:56
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 15:32
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13834

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