Differences in Perceptions of Human Resource Development Across Countries: An Exploratory Study of Managers in a Multinational Enterprise

A. Ahad M.Osman Gani, Ronald L. Jacobs

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Abstract

This study sought to determine whether managers within a multinational enterprise (MNE) differed in their perceptions of selected human resource development practices in their organization. The study also sought to identify whether the managers' perceptions could be clustered by the countries in which they reside. The study was based on cluster research studies that have been conducted in the field of cross-cultural management. Cluster research has suggested that systematic differences in an individual's perceptions of organizational variables can be expected to occur, which are based on culture and national identity. The results of this study showed that differences in perceptions about human resource development existed among managers and that the managers' responses could be clustered into five relatively distinct country clusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-35
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Transnational Management Development
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 9 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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