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Tuesday 15 June 2010

ESCP Europe scientists win Best Paper Award of the 11th Conference on International Human Resource Management

Marion Festing and Lena Knappert receive award for their research on “Country-Specific Profiles in Global Performance Management – A Contribution to Balancing Global Standardization and Local Adaptation in mutinational enterprises“

The 11th Conference on International Human Resource Management took place at Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK, from June 9 until 12, 2010. Out of 210 contributions to the IHRM-Conference the research on “Country-Specific Profiles in Global Performance Management – A Contribution to Balancing Global Standardization and Local Adaptation in mutinational enterprises (MNEs)“ submitted by ESCP Europe, Chair of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership, was selected in a multiple blind review process for the CIPD Best Paper Award.

It addresses the challenge of balancing global standardization and local adaptation in global performance management (GPM). This challenge becomes obvious when the interplay between the organizational context and the country specific context in mutinational enterprises (MNEs) is discussed. To allow for a more systematic differentiation of the context-specific adaptations of GPM country-specific GPM profiles are introduced that are able to consistently and comprehensively capture the particularities of the various national contexts an MNE is operating in. These country-specific profiles are illustrated by using secondary empirical data mainly from Germany, the USA and China. The major contribution of this paper is to enhance the conceptualization of global performance management systems by systematically identifying country-specific characteristics of global performance management and providing empirical evidence from secondary data analysis.

This paper is one of the results of an international research project in cooperation with Peter J. Dowling, LaTrobe University in Melbourne/Australia, and Allen D. Engle, Eastern Kentucky University/USA. At the same time the doctoral dissertation project of Lena Knappert, doctoral student at the Berlin Campus of ESCP Europe, contributes to this research project.

Copies of the paper “FESTING, M., KNAPPERT, L., DOWLING, P. J., ENGLE, A. D. (2010), Country-Specific Profiles in Global Performance Management – A Contribution to Balancing Global Standardization and Local Adaptation in MNEs, 11th Conference on International Human Resource Management, Aston Business School, Birmingham, June, 9-12” are available at ana.comas@escpeurope.de.

 

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