A Social Institutionalist Perspective on HR Diffusion: Histrorical and Cultural Receptivity to HRM in a Post-Comminist Context

Dalton, K. and Bingham, C. 2017. A Social Institutionalist Perspective on HR Diffusion: Histrorical and Cultural Receptivity to HRM in a Post-Comminist Context. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 28 (6), pp. 825-851.

TitleA Social Institutionalist Perspective on HR Diffusion: Histrorical and Cultural Receptivity to HRM in a Post-Comminist Context
AuthorsDalton, K. and Bingham, C.
Abstract

This research considers cross-national diffusion of international human resource management (IHRM) ideas and practices by applying an emergent frame of sociological conceptualisation – ‘social institutionalism’ (SI). We look at cultural filters to patterns of diffusion, assimilation and adoption of IHRM, using Romania as a case study. The paper considers the former Communist system of employment relations, suggesting that through institutionalisation former ways of thinking continued to influence definitions and practice of people management in post-Communist Eastern Europe. The paper provides a new perspective on HRM by discussing the value of SI as a general model for understanding cross-cultural receptivity to HR ideas, sensitising the HR practitioner and academic to institutionalised culture as a historical legacy influencing receptivity to international management ideas.

KeywordsSocial institutionalism; cross-national HRM; Central and Eastern Europe; HR diffusion
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Journal citation28 (6), pp. 825-851
ISSN0958-5192
Year2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/09585192.2016.1173083
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1173083
Publication dates
Published in print2017
Published online04 May 2017
Published04 May 2016

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