Employment practices of multinational companies

Survey study of multinational companies operating in Denmark. The survey was carried out in 2010 and the results published in 2011

 

The analysis of multinational companies (MNCs) is limited by the lack of systematic data on employment practices and how these are influenced by organisational characteristics. The survey is the first based on a representative sample of MNCs operating in Denmark. It provides a picture of employment practice within MNCs, focusing on four key areas of employment practice:

  1. performance management and reward systems
  2. organisational learning
  3. employee involvement and communication
  4. employee representation

The survey findings are being used to test propositions concerning the association between a company’s employment practices and such organisational factors as structure, degree of internationalisation, nationality of ownership, and sector.

The study is funded by an award from the ‘Det Frie Forskningsråd | Samfund og Erhverv’ (FSE). It is being undertaken by a team based at Center of Strategic Management and Globalization (SMG), Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and at Employment Relations Research Center (FAOS), Copenhagen University.

Parallel international surveys

Canada

Jacques Bélanger, Full Professor, Départment des relations industrielles, Université Laval, jacques.belanger@rlt.ulaval.ca

Patrice Jalette, Associate Professor, École de relations industrielles, Université de Montréal, patrice.jalette@umontreal.ca

Christian Lévesque, Full Professor, HEC-Montréal, christian.levesque@hec.ca

Gregor Murray, Full Professor, École de relations industrielles, Université de Montréal, Gregor.murray@umontreal.ca

Ireland

Patrick Gunnigle, Professor of Business Studies and Director, Employment Relations Research Unit, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Patrick.Gunnigle@ul.ie

Jonathan Lavelle, Government of Ireland Research Scholar, Graduate Centre of Business, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, jonathan.lavelle@ul.ie

Anthony McDonnell, Government of Ireland Research Scholar, Graduate Centre of Business, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

Spain

Javier Quintanilla, Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations, Department: Managing People in Organizations, IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, JQuintanilla@iese.edu

Rocío Sánchez Mangas, Assistant Professor, Department of Quantitative Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, rocio.sanchez@uam.es

Lourdes Susaeta, Researcher at IESE Business School and Associate Professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Department: Managing People in Organizations, IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, lsusaeta@iese.edu

Mónica de la Peña, Researcher at IESE Business School, Department: Managing People in Organizations, IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, mpena@iese.edu

María Jesus Belizón Cebada, Research Assistant, IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, mjbelizon@iese.edu

Australia

Dr. Anthony McDonnell, Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle. Email: anthony.mcdonnell@newcastle.edu.au

Prof. Pauline Stanton, Head of School of Management and Information Systems, Victoria University. Email: pauline.stanton@vu.edu.au

Prof. John Burgess, Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle. Email: john.burgess@newcastle.edu.au

Norway

Paul Gooderham, Professor in International Management & Research Director at SNF – The Research Foundation at NHH, Department of Strategy and Management, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, paul.gooderham@nhh.no

Karen Modesta Olsen, Associate Professor, PhD, Department of Strategy and Management, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, karen.olsen@nhh.no

Christina Roe Steen, Research scholar/PhD candidate, Department of Strategy and Management, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, christina.steen@nhh.no

United Kingdom

Research team at Warwick Business School's Industrial Relations Research Unit

  • Paul Marginson, Professor of Industrial Relations
  • Paul Edwards, Professor of Industrial Relations
  • Duncan Adam, Survey Research Assistant

Research team at King's College London's Department of Management

  • Tony Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Human Resource Management

Research team at De Montfort University's Department of Human Resource Management

  • Anthony Ferner, Professor of International Human Resource Management
  • Olga Tregaskis, Reader in International Human Resource Management
  • Michael Meyer, Survey Research Assistant

 

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Project team

Copenhagen Business School
Dana Minbaeva, Associate professor, PhD, Center for Strategic Management and Globalization (SMG)

Copenhagen University
Steen E. Navrbjerg, Associate professor, PhD, Employment Relations Research Center (FAOS)