University of Copenhagen
Dr Dana Minbaeva
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Pauline Stanton
Multinational companies are at the forefront of globalisation through the movement of capital, labour, technology, skills and knowledge across borders and within international supply chains. A United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Report in 2008 found that there are almost 80,000 MNCs world¬wide employing a staggering 55 million people. While MNCs operate in multiple countries their headquarters must take into account differences in local settings when seeking the means to coordinate and control subsidiaries. Questions arise about how far MNCs are able to influence host country employment relations practices and exert home country control.
In this seminar Dr Steen Navrbjerg from the Employment Relations Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen will talk about his research into four MNCs operating in Denmark, suggesting that although they do not directly interfere in local industrial relations processes they use their managerial prerogative and a shift from a stakeholder to a shareholder management style to ultimately influence the relationship between employers and employees.
Dr Dana Minbaeva from the Centre for Strategic Management and Globalization at Copenhagen Business School will focus on how knowledge sharing and exchange can be enhanced through HRM by exploring HRM practices within in three Danish MNCs.
Complementing the Danish experience of MNCs, Professor Pauline Stanton from the School of Management and Information Systems will report on the progress of a major Australian survey into the Employment Practices of MNCs in Australia. This survey is part of a major international project INTREPID which is compar¬ing employment relations practices in MNCs in eleven countries.
Date: Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Time: 9.00 am – 12.30 pm (Morning Tea included)
Venue: Victoria University, Room 9.01, Level 9, 300 Flinders St, Melbourne
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COST: NO CHARGE
HOST: Victoria Graduate School of Business