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Determinants Of The International Staffing Policy

Author(s): Suzana Stefanović, Biljana Đorđević
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: internationalization; staffing; human resources; management; multinational companies

Summary/Abstract: In terms of business globalization, one of the key decisions that companies must make is related to the selection of the employees who will perform activities and tasks abroad. In this regard, three categories of employees are available to companies: members of the parent country, members of the host country and members of the third country. The decision on their choice is very important since it affects the ability of companies to establish adequate control over the functioning of entities abroad, and the ability to adequately observe local conditions. However, this decision is not simple because it is affected by numerous situational factors which often act in opposite directions. Therefore, having in mind the importance of such decision and complexity of its making the goal of this paper arises. That is the systematization and analysis of the key factors that determine the decision on the selection of personnel for activities abroad. The basic premise of this paper is that before companies make such a decision, they must analyze the effects of three groups of factors: the host country specific factors, the companies' specific factors, and the so-called hybrid factors which are specific combination of the previous groups of factors. The paper also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of particular approach in staffing policy.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 331-343
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English