Home and Host Country effect on Human Resource Management Practices: A Comparative Study
Keywords:HRM practices, National and Corporate Culture, Japanese Subsidiaries/ Joint ventures, Bangladesh Local Companies
This study endeavors to exhibit the impact of national and corporate culture on various managers and employees at Japanese subsidiaries/ joint ventures (JVCs) andBangladeshi Local Companies (BLCs) in Bangladesh. The main objective of this study is to identify how JVCs adopted distinctive HRM practices that intensified the way of flat organization system amongBangladeshi employees of the firms.Â Results show that the HRM practices of the JVCs were more strongly influenced by its home country culture, than by thehost countryâ€™s nationalculture. Finally, based on the results of qualitative evidence of comprehensive interview, a theorizedprototypical of buildinghorizontal HRMpractices in Japanese subsidiaries/ joint ventures were proposed.
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