Re-Examining the Host-Country Effect to Include Hybrid Market Economies: Is it Sufficient to Consider Host- and Home-Country, and What Role Do the Subsidiary Size and Incorporation Type Play?

24 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2012 Last revised: 30 Nov 2013

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Marlies Kluike

University of Tübingen - School of Business and Economics

Date Written: November 18, 2012

Abstract

Two so far unexplored issues regarding host-country effects are addressed that contribute to a better understanding of findings for hybrid host-market economies such as Switzerland. Host-country effects are differentiated by practices belonging rather to IR and education & training as per the varieties of capitalism approach (1). Then it is investigated to what extent foreign subsidiaries’ overall uptake of host-country employment relations is determined by the subsidiary incorporation type and size for IR and education & training related practices (2). Analysing US-subsidiaries in Switzerland and in contrast Germany and the UK, mostly support for the propositions distinguishing between IR and education & training host-country effects are found.

Keywords: host-country effect, IR, education & training, varieties of capitalism

JEL Classification: M12, F23

Suggested Citation

Kluike, Marlies, Re-Examining the Host-Country Effect to Include Hybrid Market Economies: Is it Sufficient to Consider Host- and Home-Country, and What Role Do the Subsidiary Size and Incorporation Type Play? (November 18, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2166846 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2166846

Marlies Kluike (Contact Author)

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