Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Debra L. Shapiro, and Mary Ann Von Glinow state that despite their assignment to work together, members of transnational teams (TNTs)— teams whose members are geographically spread across at least two countries— are in many ways apart.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Mexico’s Maquiladora Industry: Where Strategic Human Resource Management Makes a Difference
M. Teagarden, M. Butler, and M. Von Glinow argue that cost cutting is a challenge increasingly confronting managers. Chasing cheap labor, especially through use of offshore manufacturing in developing and newly industrialized Pacific Rim countries has become a popular response to this challenge.
When is a Joint Venture a Joint Venture? The Classification of Sino-Foreign Strategic Business Alliances
Mary B. Teagarden and Mary Ann Von Glinow argue that Sino-U.S. strategic business alliance research is impeded by several obstacles: (1) various alliance types are confounded; (2) alliance data are aggregated regardless of life cycle stage; and (3) there is a dearth of reliable data about these alliances.
Small World, Isn’t It? Personal Networks and Infrastructural Development
Howard E. Aldrich and Mary Ann Von Glinow review some key concepts that help managers and planners understand the characteristics of networks and how people’s access to information is affected by their position in them.
Organizational Life Cycles and Strategic International Human Resource Management in MNC’s: Implications for Congruency Theory
This paper by John Milliman and Mary Ann Von Glinow seeks to extend our understanding of congruency theory of fit in strategic human resource management (HRM) as a result of developing an organizational life cycle model of international HRM (IHRM) in multinational companies (MNCs).
Contextual Determinants of Human Resource Management Effectiveness in International Cooperative Alliances: Evidence from the People’s Republic of China
Mary Ann Von Glinow and Mary B. Teagarden argue that international cooperative alliances, especially joint ventures in developing countries with command economies such as the People’s Republic of China, encounter myriad factors pertaining to HRM that constrain or influence their effectiveness.
Developing Strategic International Human Resource Management: Prescriptions for MNC Success
Many U.S. multinational corporations (MNCs) have experienced difficulties in their overseas operations, due in part to ineffective international human resource management (IHRM) practices. This paper by Mary Ann Von Glinow and John Milliman uses a product life cycle (PLC) approach to develop a two-step contingency model of the strategic and operational levels of MNCs.
Beyond the Clash: Managing High Tech Professionals
Susan Resnick-West and Mary Ann Von Glinow recall how on January 28, 1986 millions watched as the Spaceship Challenger blew up only seconds after take off. Some say the incident was avoidable. Hours before the tragedy, Thiokol project engineers pleaded with authorities to delay the launch.
High Technology Organizations: Context, Organization and People
Firms in global high technology industries face key challenges. This paper by Susan A. Mohrman and M. Von Glinow October presents a preliminary framework that delineates aspects of their context, organization and human resources.
Designing Performance Appraisal and Reward Systems for Procurement Professionals in the Telecommunications Industry
Mary Ann Von Glinow, Nirmal Sethia, and Steven Kerr argue that the telecommunications industry is in the throes of revolutionary changes. The new business environment has critically transformed the role and greatly enlarged the responsibilities of the procurement function in the industry.
Comparative Human Resource Management Practices in the U.S., Japan, Korea, and the People’s Republic of China
Mary Ann Von Glinow and Byung Jae Chung state that human Resource managers in the United States and in other countries have a number of operating assumptions that guide their thinking about the firm’s human assets.
Integrating Academic and Organizational Approaches to Developing the International Manager
Michael Finney and Mary Ann Von Glinow state that the emerging global economic environment has produced a new and critical human resource demand, one that will become even more important in the decades ahead–the international manager.