Mapping the impact of Asian business systems on HRM and organisational behaviour: multi-level comparative perspectives

Vijay Pereira, Ashish Malik, Fabian Jintae Froese

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Purpose: This paper aims to explore the importance of the role of national business systems (NBS) in shaping human resource management (HRM) and organisational behaviour (OB) practices in the context of Asian countries. To this end, this paper presents a comparative overview of different NBS in selected Asian countries and how these variously impact HRM and OB at two levels and contexts, i.e. within and cross-national. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents a topical review of the literature to unravel the complexity and challenges associated with studying this rich and complex area. Findings: The findings suggest there is significant complexity in studying the impact of NBS on HRM and OB at a holistic and multi-level unit of analysis. The multiplicity of factors and levels of analysis, even at a level of within country analysis, highlights the sophisticated, in-depth and detailed nature of scholarship needed to unbundle and get a fuller understanding of this topic. Research limitations/implications: Although recent research presents a within and cross-national analysis of NBS and its impact on HRM and OB practices from diverse Asian countries such as India, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia, recent research offers only a focused analysis of few targeted HRM and OB practices, rather than a collective or a bundle of HRM practices. Practical implications: The contributions point to several practical implications for HR managers as well as managers from other fields, covering several national and cross-national comparisons. Originality/value: This paper offers a substantial contribution in the understanding of how various HRM and OB practices are embedded in a nation’s business system and through a variety of historical and cultural influences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-261
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Asia Business Studies
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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Organizational behaviour
Asia
Human resource management
National business systems
Asian countries
Managers
Cross-national
India
Design methodology
Malaysia
Multiplicity
Human resource management practices
Cross-national comparison
Unit of analysis
Cultural influences
Japan
Levels of analysis
Indonesia
Factors

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Strategy and Management

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