Managing cross-cultural differences: Testing human resource models in Latin America

Jaime Bonache, Jordi Trullen, Juan I. Sanchez

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This study examines whether firms should adapt their Human Resource Management (HRM) practices to cross-cultural differences. The authors introduce three different positions, namely, the culturalist, the universalist, and an integrated position that reconciles the former two named the culturally-animated universalist position. The study compares the effectiveness of these three positions in a sample of 138 firms located in Latin-America. Results suggest that, contrary to common wisdom in the International HRM literature, firms following a universalist approach outdo those using a culturalist one. However, the effect of universal HR practices on HR performance is also contingent on the country's performance orientation. The authors advocate the culturally-animated universalist position.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)1773-1781
Nombre de pàgines9
RevistaJournal of Business Research
Volum65
Número12
DOIs
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de des. 2012
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