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Subject Area: International Business
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|Title:||Two failed attempts and one success: The introduction of teamwork at SEAT–Volkswagen|
|Author(s):||Luis Ortiz, Francisco Llorente-Galera|
|Volume:||21 Editor(s): John J. Lawler, Greg Hundley ISBN: 978-0-7623-1401-0 eISBN: 978-1-84950-526-0|
|Citation:||Luis Ortiz, Francisco Llorente-Galera (2008), Two failed attempts and one success: The introduction of teamwork at SEAT–Volkswagen, in John J. Lawler, Greg Hundley (ed.) The Global Diffusion of Human Resource Practices: Institutional and Cultural Limits (Advances in International Management, Volume 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.59-87|
|DOI:||10.1016/S1571-5027(08)00003-X (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
The debate concerning the convergence or divergence of human resource management (HRM) and industrial relations has grown in parallel with the importance of multinational companies (MNCs) in OECD countries. The “country-of-origin effect” and “host-country effect” are two obvious poles of this debate (Ferner & Quintanilla, 1998). The country-of-origin effect claims the ability of MNCs to shape industrial relations and HRM practices in their subsidiaries abroad, frequently in accordance with industrial relations practices and institutions in their country of origin. Conversely, the host-country effect stresses the resilience of industrial relations institutions at both the national (Whitley, 1999; Hall & Soskice, 2001; Katz & Darbishire, 2000) and the regional or local levels (Belanger, Berggren, Björkman, & Köhler, 1999; Ortiz, 2002). Yet, the possibility that each one of these effects could prevail under different circumstances has hardly been considered. Moreover, the roles of politics and structure within the organization (Edwards, Almond, Clark, Colling, & Ferner, 2005), as well as the role of local culture, have often been ignored.
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