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American Multinationals in Europe: Managing Employment Relations Across National Borders

Phil Almond and Anthony Ferner


This book addresses some of the major contemporary issues in comparative business and employment relations. At its core are the findings of a four-year international exploration of the management of employment relations in American multinational companies in the UK, Germany, Ireland, and Spain. Data from detailed case studies are used to illuminate the tensions between the forces of globalization and the continuing distinctiveness of national business systems. It looks at what is distinctively American about US multinationals, asking how the US business system’s particular features influence t ... More

Keywords: comparative business, US multinationals, pay and performance, collective employee representation, workforce management, managerial careers, international human resources, centralization, subsidiary autonomy, international learning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274635
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phil Almond, editor
Lecturer in Employment Studies, Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester
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Anthony Ferner, editor
Professor of International Human Resource Management, Leicester Business School de Montfort University
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