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Multinational companies and HRM in Ireland during recession: a retrospective from a highly globalized economy

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dc.contributor.author Gunnigle, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Lavelle, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Monaghan, Sinéad M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-15T13:38:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.issn 1520-6874
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6841
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract                            This paper provides a retrospective investigation of the impact of the recent great recession on human resource management (HRM) in multinational companies (MNCs) in Ireland. Ireland represents a particularly fitting location  within which to address this topic given its  standing as one of the world s most economically globalized and MNC-dependent economies and also  because the country was very severely impacted by the global financial crisis. Using both primary and secondary data from a variety of sources, our analysis considers the impact of recession on HRM in MNCs, with particular focus on employment, pay and benefits, industrial relations and the role of the HR function. The findings suggest that HR practitioners played a central role in implementing a series of initiatives, many of which were operational in nature, to improve business performance. In so doing we argue that practitioners in MNCs in Ireland have behaved as archetypical conformist innovators during the recent recession, delivering operational HR responses to improve their organization s bottom line. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thunderbird International Business Review; 61 (3), pp. 481-489
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1002/tie.21978
dc.subject multinational companies en_US
dc.subject recession en_US
dc.subject industrial relations en_US
dc.subject Ireland. en_US
dc.subject human resource management en_US
dc.title Multinational companies and HRM in Ireland during recession: a retrospective from a highly globalized economy 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
dc.date.updated 2018-03-06T15:57:51Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/tie.21978
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2020-05-07
dc.embargo.terms 2020-05-07 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2739276
dc.internal.rssid 2870484
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Thunderbird International Business Review; 61 (3), pp.481-489
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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