Cross-Border Staff Mobility: A Comparative Study of Profit by C. Adick, M. Maletzky, L. Pries, B. Gandlgruber

By C. Adick, M. Maletzky, L. Pries, B. Gandlgruber

The e-book addresses a number of study gaps within the research of companies and infrequently analysed components resembling the non-profit area (NPOs). It combines methods from HRM, company stories and business enterprise study, and accommodates micro- and macro-perspectives on organizations and associations by utilizing situational and neo-institutionalist frames.

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In many countries, companyinternal labour markets have served as important complements, or even alternatives, to the structuring institutions of professions and markets. The institutional settings of Mexico and Germany differ in certain aspects, which are important for organisational behaviour. The differences between these institutional settings are supposed to influence the need for staff mobility (Maletzky, 2013). One field of institutional forces which appears to affect mainly FPOs that have relocated their production processes to Mexico because of the availability of cheap labour is the interplay between the social institutions of profession and organisation.

It relies on an explicit conceptual outline and explanatory model that (1) removes the idea of organisation-related patterns of transnational staff mobility from the context of the related HRM literature, and (2) aims to explain these patterns in the broader context of organisation-environmental and institutional factors based on theories of organisation research and the sociology of organisations. 2). 1, foreign assignment practices may be classified according to the corresponding length of time, by the spatial direction of mobility, by their main purposes and objectives and by the functional and hierarchical groups involved.

Case studies benefit from multiple data collection methods. In order to draw valid conclusions, researchers should select cases by means of theoretical sampling and based on a clearly defined research question. Thus, case studies combine the advantages of open and dynamic qualitative approaches because they allow for adjustments and refinements of methods and data collection to be made during the research process. In this way they are a rich source of data and can generate new and unexpected insights, which usually cannot be achieved using deductive, randomly sampled and purely quantitative methods.

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