project . 2017 - 2019 . Closed

Globalizing Actors in Multinational Companies: The Creation, Diffusion, Implementation and Contestation of Global Norms

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: ES/N007883/2
  • Funded under: ESRC Funder Contribution: 408,373 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 May 2017
    End Date
    31 Dec 2019
Description
In a globalised economic and business context, the norms that shape human resource management travel internationally. This is particularly the case within the multinational company, where individuals are responsible for the creation, diffusion, interpretation and negotiation of norms - which may be rules, principles or guidelines - across international operations. We refer to such individuals as "globalizing actors". The aim of our research is to identify the resources mobilized by globalizing actors in the creation, diffusion, interpretation and negotiation of norms concerning the global coordination of human resources (see 'Objectives' for more detai...
Description
In a globalised economic and business context, the norms that shape human resource management travel internationally. This is particularly the case within the multinational company, where individuals are responsible for the creation, diffusion, interpretation and negotiation of norms - which may be rules, principles or guidelines - across international operations. We refer to such individuals as "globalizing actors". The aim of our research is to identify the resources mobilized by globalizing actors in the creation, diffusion, interpretation and negotiation of norms concerning the global coordination of human resources (see 'Objectives' for more detai...
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