Dynamism and embeddedness: towards a lower road? British subsidiaries of American multinationals

Clark, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-7698-2715 and Almond, P., 2004. Dynamism and embeddedness: towards a lower road? British subsidiaries of American multinationals. Industrial Relations Journal, 35 (6), pp. 536-556. ISSN 0019-8692

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Abstract

This article examines the effects of changes in the dynamics of the American national business system on industrial relations settlements in the UK subsidiaries of American multinational corporations (MNCs). While institutionalist analyses of country‐of‐origin and host‐country effects must take account of changes in national business systems, such as the rise of the shareholder value ideology in the USA, empirical analysis reveals a pattern of pathway adjustment rather than radical change in employment relations at the UK subsidiary level. This suggests that although US MNCs are embedded within the American business system, their subsidiaries are not passive ciphers but autonomous sites through which influences must pass.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Industrial Relations Journal
Creators: Clark, I. and Almond, P.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: 2004
Volume: 35
Number: 6
ISSN: 0019-8692
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1111/j.1468-2338.2004.00332.xDOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 19 Nov 2018 11:58
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 11:58
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35052

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