Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland: A Large-Scale Survey

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 Last revised: 15 Nov 2010

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Patrick Gunnigle

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School

Jonathan Lavelle

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School

Anthony McDonnell

University of South Australia; Queen's University Management School

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

The report entitled "Human Resource Management Practices in Multinational Companies (MNCs) in Ireland: A Large Scale Survey" (2007) presented findings from the largest and most representative empirical investigation of employment practice in MNCs in Ireland to date. This report has now been revised and published in book format, the full citation for which is as follows:

Lavelle, J., McDonnell, A. & Gunnigle, P. (2009) Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland: A Contemporary Analysis, Dublin: The Stationery Office, Government Publications. ISBN: 9781406422696

(This book is available from Government Publications, OPW, 20 Lakeside Retail Park, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, IRELAND; email: pubsales@opw.ie or phone 1890 213434)

This document contains details on the background to this study, the executive summary and the first and last chapters of the original 2007 report. The recently published book (mentioned above) presents the full findings from this study. The research was led by a research team from University of Limerick and conducted in cooperation with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). The full study presents findings on five HR areas, namely, the HR function, pay and performance management, employee representation and consultation, employee communication and involvement, and training, development and organisational learning. This Irish study was conducted in parallel with similar surveys in Canada, Mexico, Spain and the UK.

Keywords: multinationals, human resource, management, Ireland, human capital, employment relations

Suggested Citation

Gunnigle, Patrick and Lavelle, Jonathan and McDonnell, Anthony, Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland: A Large-Scale Survey (2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1077266 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1077266

Patrick Gunnigle (Contact Author)

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School ( email )

Limerick
Ireland
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Jonathan Lavelle

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School ( email )

Limerick
Ireland

Anthony McDonnell

University of South Australia ( email )

Australia

Queen's University Management School ( email )

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Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland

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