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International Strategic Human Resource Management: A Comparative Case Analysis of Spanish Firms in China

  • Yingying Zhang (a1), Simon Dolan (a2), Tony Lingham (a3) and Yochanan Altman (a4)

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This study examines the role of human resources in strategy formulation processes in China's emerging market. Employing a qualitative data driven thematic analysis, we present evidence collected from six comparative case sites of Spanish firms in China. Our findings suggest that high performing firms use a dynamic adaptive logic while lower performing firms use a static structural logic. A dynamic adaptive model of strategic human resource management is identified, emphasizing a fluid and informal process between strategy, human resources and international management.

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  • Yingying Zhang (a1), Simon Dolan (a2), Tony Lingham (a3) and Yochanan Altman (a4)

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