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Managing the duality of IHRM: unravelling the strategy and perceptions of key actors in South Korean MNCs

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Journal publication date2012
JournalThe International Journal of Human Resource Management
Journal number11
Volume23
Number of pages21
Pages2333-2353
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This research aims to extend our understanding of the duality between global integration and local responsiveness in multinational corporations (MNCs) by exploring the perceptions of corporate HR actors regarding the intra-organisational factors that alter the balance between these pressures. It examines the perceptions and actions of key actors in the context of two Korean MNCs. The study shows the importance attributed to a range of socio-procedural factors by corporate actors and which, therefore, inform the practical management of the dual forces, notably: HR expertise, social ties, trustworthy relationships and co-involvement in decision processes.