12.06.2011 - 00:00:00
Special issue of ZfB on "Human Ressource Management Issues of Foreign Firms in Japan"
Prof. Werner Pascha of IN-EAST and of the Mercator School of Management and Prof. Ralf Bebenroth of Kobe University in Japan have co-edited a Special Issue of the Journal of Business Economics (Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft – ZfB) on International Human Resource Management (IHRM) Issues of Foreign Firms in Japan.
The environmental conditions for IHRM have changed considerably in recent years. Well-educated and open-minded graduates are raised all over the world, not only in a few western economies that have been the traditional home base for multinational enterprises (MNEs). A considerable percentage of MNE employees are internationally experienced. They have studied or had internships abroad, have been posted to foreign locations, and have much better international understanding, often including language skills, than earlier generations. The Special Issue collects papers first presented during a workshop at the Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration (RIEB) of Kobe University on February 23 and 24, 2010, with support from IN-EAST, organised by the editors.
The Special Issue 03/2011 contains the following papers:
Strategic Management Staffing Decisions among German Subsidiaries in Japan: Agency Concerns and Resource Endowment Issues
by Ralf Bebenroth and Werner Pascha;
Factors Affecting the Change of Top Executive Nationality in MNCs’ Foreign Affiliates in Japan
by Tomoki Sekiguchi and Sachiko Yamao;
Conflict in Foreign Subsidiaries of Japanese and Western Multinational Corporations: The Impact of Cultural Distance and Differences in Home-Host Country Combinations
by Markus Pudelko and Helene Haas;
Surfacing Important but Invisible Issues in American companies in Japan: Process-Oriented Dialogue around Cultural Conflicts
by Patricia Robinson;
Recruiting Channels of Foreign Subsidiaries in Japan
by Fabian Froese and Vesa Peltokorpi;
Foreign or National? What Factors Influence the Choice of Foreign Companies by Female Employees in Japan?
by Elena Groznaya.