The Local in the Global: Regions, Employment Systems and Multinationals

18 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2017

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Philip Almond

De Montfort University - Leicester Business School

Maria C. Gonzalez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jonathan Lavelle

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School

Gregor Murray

University of Montreal

Date Written: March 2017

Abstract

This article examines how the international competition to attract and retain foreign direct investment shapes the governance of business and employment systems. Through an examination of global production networks and the changing role of the state in economic governance, it highlights the sub‐national regional space as an important level of institutional adaptation. Specifically, it explores how regions organise themselves to compete for inward investment, and the potential role of industrial relations actors within this. It argues that both research into multinational companies, and of the governance of employment systems more generally, need to incorporate an analysis of regional competition for productive investment more fully into their analysis.

Suggested Citation

Almond, Philip and Gonzalez, Maria C. and Lavelle, Jonathan and Murray, Gregor, The Local in the Global: Regions, Employment Systems and Multinationals (March 2017). Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp. 115-132, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2990068 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irj.12150

Philip Almond (Contact Author)

De Montfort University - Leicester Business School ( email )

Milton Keynes, MK7 6HP
United Kingdom

Maria C. Gonzalez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jonathan Lavelle

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School ( email )

Limerick
Ireland

Gregor Murray

University of Montreal ( email )

C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-Ville
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7
Canada

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