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Swimming against the tide? Outward staffing flows from multinational subsidiaries

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Show simple item record Lavelle, Jonathan Collings, David G. McDonnell, Anthony Gunnigle, Patrick 2017-05-09T15:09:09Z 2017-05-09T15:09:09Z 2010
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Studying the flows of parent country nationals in multinational enterprises (MNEs) to subsidiary operations has a relatively long tradition. Studying flows of subsidiary employees to other subsidiaries, as third country nationals, and to the corporate headquarters, as inpatriates, however, has empirically, much less pedigree. Drawing on a large-scale empirical study of MNEs in Ireland, this paper provides a benchmark of outward flows of international assignees from the Irish subsidiaries of foreign owned MNEs to both corporate headquarters and other worldwide operations. Building on insights from the resource-based view and neo-institutional theory, we develop and test a theoretical model to explain outward staffing flows. The results show that almost half of all MNEs use some form of outward staffing flows from their Irish operations. Although the impact of specific variables in explaining inter-organization variation differs between the utilization of inpatriate and third country national assignments, overall we find that a number of headquarters, subsidiary, structural, and human resource systems factors emerge as strong predictors of outward staffing flows. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd., en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Resource Management;49 (4), pp. 575-598
dc.rights This is an early version of a paper that was subsequently published in Human Resourc Management, 2010, 459 (4), pp. 575-598, en_US
dc.subject global staffing en_US
dc.subject inpatriates en_US
dc.subject third country nationals en_US
dc.subject international assignments en_US
dc.subject resource-based view en_US
dc.subject institutional theory en_US
dc.title Swimming against the tide? Outward staffing flows from multinational subsidiaries en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2017-05-09T15:02:12Z
dc.description.version SUBMITTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/hrm.20374
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1121011
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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