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Chinese firms in Ireland: profile, motives and impact of human resource factors

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Show simple item record Wang, Yanyi Lavelle, Jonathan Gunnigle, Patrick 2019-03-01T15:57:12Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite its small scale and peripheral location, Ireland has enjoyed remarkable success in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). This is predicated on a combination of incentives, principally low corporation tax but also certain 'Human Resource' factors, particularly labour availability, quality and productivity. This paper presents an empirical investigation of the impact of human resource and industrial relations (HR/IR) considerations on the location decision of Chinese multinational enterprises (MNEs) in Ireland. To achieve this aim, our paper addresses two specific research objectives. We firstly seek to identify and profile the population of Chinese MNEs in Ireland and secondly we empirically investigate the impact (or otherwise) of HR/IR considerations on their location decision. Our work confirms the low level of Chinese FDI in Ireland and finds that HR/IR factors had a differential impact on location decisions. We further highlight and discuss the extent of HR/IR impact and the underpinning reasons for variation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Inderscience en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Journal of International Management;12 (5-6), pp. 695-721
dc.subject foreign direct investment en_US
dc.subject multinational enterprise en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject human resource management en_US
dc.subject industrial relations en_US
dc.title Chinese firms in Ireland: profile, motives and impact of human resource factors 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 2019-03-01T15:51:06Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1504/EJIM.2018.094434 2019-12-01
dc.embargo.terms 2019-12-01 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2861335
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Journal Of International Management
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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