International Strategic Human Resource Management: A Comparative Case Analysis of Spanish Firms in China

28 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2009

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Yingying Zhang

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) - Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF)

Simon L. Dolan

ESADE Business School

Tony Lingham

Case Western Reserve University

Yochanan Altman

London Metropolitan University

Abstract

This study examines the role of human resources in strategy formulation processes in China's emerging market. Employing a qualitative data driven thematic analysis, we present evidence collected from six comparative case sites of Spanish firms in China. Our findings suggest that high performing firms use a dynamic adaptive logic while lower performing firms use a static structural logic. A dynamic adaptive model of strategic human resource management is identified, emphasizing a fluid and informal process between strategy, human resources and international management.

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Yingying and Dolan, Simon L. and Lingham, Tony and Altman, Yochanan, International Strategic Human Resource Management: A Comparative Case Analysis of Spanish Firms in China. Management and Organization Review, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 195-222, July 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1427481 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8784.2008.00131.x

Yingying Zhang (Contact Author)

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) - Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) ( email )

Serrano Anguita 8
Madrid, 28004
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.cunef.edu

Simon L. Dolan

ESADE Business School ( email )

Av. de Pedralbes 60-62
Barcelona, 08034
Spain
934952052 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.simondolan.com

Tony Lingham

Case Western Reserve University ( email )

10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

Yochanan Altman

London Metropolitan University ( email )

166-220 Holloway Road
London EC3N 2EY, N7 8HN
United Kingdom

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