HRM and Knowledge Migration Across Cultures: Issues, Limitations, and Mauritian Specificities

Employee Relations Special Issue, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 626-642, 2004

20 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2009

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Paul Iles

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Anita Ramgutty-Wong

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

Most discussions of knowledge, knowledge management and knowledge transfer, especially of HRM knowledge and its transfer, have failed to consider them in a cross-cultural context. After a discussion of this issue, the paper analyses the migration or transfer of what is often claimed to be best practice in HRM from Western countries to developing, culturally different countries. It does this with specific reference to the case of HRM in Mauritius, especially in the Mauritian Civil Service, and uses this case not only to identify some of the limits to cross - cultural knowledge management, but also to develop a more appropriate model of 'knowledge migration' of HRM knowledge across cultures based on viable systems theory, including a future research agenda.

Keywords: Knowledge, knowledge transfer, knowledge migration, HRM, Mauritius, viable systems

Suggested Citation

Iles, Paul and Ramgutty-Wong, Anita and Yolles, Maurice, HRM and Knowledge Migration Across Cultures: Issues, Limitations, and Mauritian Specificities (2004). Employee Relations Special Issue, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 626-642, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1360402

Paul Iles

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Anita Ramgutty-Wong

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Maurice Yolles (Contact Author)

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

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