Employment Relations in MNC's: An Australian Story

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Stanton, Pauline, Burgess, John, Vo, Anne, Edwards, Tony, Lewer, John, Hanif, Zeenobiyah Nadiyah and Bartram, Timothy (2009) Employment Relations in MNC's: An Australian Story. In: Labour, Capital and Change: Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, NSW, Australia, 4-6 February 2009. Lewer, John, Ryan, Shaun and Macneil, Johanna, eds. University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W.


This paper reviews the literature on employment relations in MNCs in Australia. It finds that first the central local debate is prominent both in relation to foreign MNCs in Australia and Australian MNCs overseas. Second, there are many factors influencing central local control. These include; country of origin effect, type of product and product market; firm size, company and HR structure, language and cultural proximity and geographical distance. Third, host country effects are prominent in terms of structural and institutional change, many companies and industries appear to have taken advantage of more favourable conditions to reshape their workforces.

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/5610
Official URL http://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/manager/...
ISBN 978098608502
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 9104 Management and Productivity
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Keywords ResPubID17207, employment relations, multinational corporations, literature reviews, Australia, human resource management
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