The Americanisation of the European business system?

Clark, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-7698-2715, Almond, P., Gunnigle, P. and Wachter, H., 2005. The Americanisation of the European business system? Industrial Relations Journal, 36 (6), pp. 494-517. ISSN 0019-8692

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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.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Industrial Relations Journal
Creators: Clark, I., Almond, P., Gunnigle, P. and Wachter, H.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: November 2005
Volume: 36
Number: 6
ISSN: 0019-8692
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 19 Nov 2018 10:37
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 10:38

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