MNEs and flexible working practices in Mauritius

Croucher, Richard and Rizov, Marian (2015) MNEs and flexible working practices in Mauritius. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (21). ISSN 0958-5192

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Abstract

We compare how far companies based in Africa, India and the ‘global North’ operating
in Mauritius adopt high-trust flexible working practices and how these are linked to
different clusters of wider labour management practice. Using comprehensive firmlevel
data collected in late 2011, we find that African/Indian company practices are
closer to those of indigenous firms than to those of Northern companies. The different
company groups operate in quite different ways but regional multi-national enterprises
operate in a similar way to indigenous companies. We therefore conclude that Rugman
and Verbeke’s ‘regionalization’ theory also applies to the HR field. We further find that
both a relatively strategic approach to HRM and measures to develop employer–
employee interdependence are, respectively, linked directly and indirectly to flexible
working incidence.

Keywords:employer–employee interdependence, flexible working, multinational enterprises, regionalisation, strategic HRM, NotOAChecked
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N600 Human Resource Management
L Social studies > L110 Applied Economics
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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ID Code:18869
Deposited On:29 Sep 2015 16:18

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