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Composing the Top Management Team in the International Subsidiary: Qualitative Evidence on International Staffing in US MNCs in the Republic of Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Collings, David G. en
dc.contributor.author Morley, Michael J. en
dc.contributor.author Gunnigle, Patrick en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-09T12:42:57Z en
dc.date.available 2010-02-09T12:42:57Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Collings,D.G., Morley,M.J. and Gunnigle P. (2008) Composing the top management team in the international subsidiary: Qualitative evidence on international staffing in U.S. MNCs in the Republic of Ireland. "Journal of World Business" 43(2), 197-212. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/684 en
dc.description.abstract International staffing is a central plank of enquiry in MNC research. In this context, much of the research effort has been dedicated to providing an understanding of expatriation from a headquarter perspective and on unearthing explanatory factors and situational issues associated with the expatriation of parent country nationals. Comparatively less is known about the utilisation of host country nationals (HCNs) and third country nationals (TCNs) in staffing key positions in MNC subsidiary operations. Drawing on the results of a qualitative study in the Irish context, the current paper presents a nuanced perspective on the staffing of MNC subsidiaries from a subsidiary perspective. We find that HCN and TCN employees play a key role in managing the U.S.-owned Irish subsidiaries investigated, most of which display a strong centralised control over their Irish subsidiaries. Our findings also point to a pattern of temporal evolution in the staffing policies pursued within the MNCs. Furthermore, our research lends support to the proposition that the use of HCNs and TCNs to staff senior positions in new expansions within the host country is higher where the expansion follows a wave of earlier investment in that location. We explicate our findings in the context of the enfolding literature and highlight the implications of the research for international staffing theory and practice. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject Expatriation en
dc.subject Host country nationals en
dc.subject International HRM en
dc.subject International staffing en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject MNC en
dc.subject USA en
dc.subject Third country nationals en
dc.subject.lcsh Multinational business enterprises en
dc.subject.lcsh Personnel management en
dc.title Composing the Top Management Team in the International Subsidiary: Qualitative Evidence on International Staffing in US MNCs in the Republic of Ireland en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2007.11.008 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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