Externalizing, internalizing and fostering commitment: The case of born-global firms in emerging economies

Glaister, AJ, Liu, Y, Sahadev, S and Gomes, E 2014, 'Externalizing, internalizing and fostering commitment: The case of born-global firms in emerging economies' , Management International Review, 54 (4) , pp. 473-496.

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This paper examines the HR practices of mature born-global firms from 29 emerging economies. Through an examination of large scale survey data the paper questions the extent to which firm size impacts the employment of temporary workers, the employment of skilled workers and the extent of employee training. Findings suggest that as firm size increases the use of temporary workers decreases, the number of skilled workers increases and the number of employees receiving training also increases. The paper highlights how born-global firms are able to shift away from externalized, market-based approaches towards more internalized, commitment-based approaches in order to survive, adapt and grow.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Management International Review
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0938-8249
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: S Sahadev
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2014 12:52
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 10:34
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33250

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