The Americanisation of the European Business System?

24 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2005

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Patrick Gunnigle

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School

Ian Clark

University of Kent - Business School

Philip Almond

De Montfort University - Leicester Business School

Hartmut Wachter

University of Trier

Abstract

This article examines the impact of contemporary business practices within the American business system on established patterns of industrial relations (IR) management in European subsidiaries of US multinationals, specifically how established firm-level settlements for the management of IR may or may not combine with host-country effects to constrain such innovations. The empirical material leads us to evaluate subsidiaries of US multinationals as a contingent factor indicating that institutional effects at the level of the national business system are likely to be more embedded than the effects of ownership on employment and IR at firm level.

Suggested Citation

Gunnigle, Patrick and Clark, Ian and Almond, Philip and Wachter, Hartmut, The Americanisation of the European Business System?. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 494-517, November 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=857600 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2005.00379.x

Patrick Gunnigle

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School ( email )

Limerick
Ireland
+353 61 202380 (Phone)
+353 61 338171 (Fax)

Ian Clark (Contact Author)

University of Kent - Business School ( email )

Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ
United Kingdom

Philip Almond

De Montfort University - Leicester Business School ( email )

Milton Keynes, MK7 6HP
United Kingdom

Hartmut Wachter

University of Trier

15, Universitaetsring
Trier, 54286
Germany

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