Séminaires de Recherche

HRM in overseas subsidiaries: Findings from China and ideas for future research

Management et Ressources Humaines

Intervenant : Ingmar Björkman
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland

27 mars 2009 - De 14:00 à 16:30

In my talk, I will present key findings from a study on HRM in European-owned subsidiaries in China. I will focus on two sub-projects written up in two recently published papers.
The first (Björkman et al., IBR, 2008), examines changes taking place in HRM practices found in European-owned units in China between 1996 and 2006 in conjunction with the transformation of the context in which they are operating. The research presents evidence for the convergence of HRM found in local Chinese firms with those of European MNC units in China. The results also point to a convergence within European MNCs since the HRM practices in units located in China have become significantly more similar to those of their parent companies.
The second (Sumelius et al., IJHRM, 2008) examines the influence of subsidiary HR involvement in internal and external social networks on the capabilities of the HR function. We distinguish between technical and strategic HRM capabilities. The results indicate that contact with other MNCs in China regarding HRM issues is positively associated with both technical and strategic HRM capabilities whereas contact with local Chinese companies does not have any significant influence on either strategic or technical HRM capabilities. Contact with MNC headquarters is positively associated with strategic HRM capabilities.
In the final part of my talk I will reflect on the state of the art of IHRM research and present ideas for future research.

Finance

Intervenant : Xavier Gabaix

13 juin 2019 - T104 - De 14h00 à 15h15


Finance

Intervenant : Adriano Rampini

23 mai 2019 - T105 - De 14h00 à 15h15


Finance

Intervenant : Luke Taylor

16 mai 2019 - T105 - De 14h00 à 15h15


Finance

Intervenant : Jessica Jeffers

18 avril 2019 - T104 - De 14h00 à 15h15


Finance

Intervenant : Emil Verner

4 avril 2019 - T104 - De 14h00 à 15h15


Finance

Intervenant : Niels Gormsen

28 mars 2019 - T104 - De 14h00 à 15h15


Finance

Intervenant : Ramona Dagostino

14 mars 2019 - T104 - De 14h00 à 15h15


titre : TBA

Economie et Sciences de la décision

Intervenant : Harry Di Pei
Northwestern

12 février 2019


titre : TBA

Economie et Sciences de la décision

Intervenant : François Geerolf
UCLA

18 décembre 2018


“Welfare Effects of Housing Transaction Taxes: A Quantitative Analysis with an Assignment Model” (joint work with Niku Määttänen)

Economie et Sciences de la décision

Intervenant : Marko Tervio
Aalto

13 décembre 2018 - Bâtiment T - Salle T004 - De 14h00 à 15h15


We evaluate the welfare cost of housing transaction taxes with a new assignment model based framework, where welfare effects are driven by distortions in the matching of houses and households. We calibrate the model with data from the Helsinki metropolitan region to assess the impact of a reform where we replace an ad valorem transaction tax with a revenue equivalent property tax. The aggregate welfare gain from this reform increases rapidly with the initial transaction tax rate, with the Laffer curve peaking at about 10\%. The proportion of households that lose out from the reform is nevertheless increasing in the tax rate. We compare our model-based counterfactual aggregate welfare results with welfare calculations based on reduced-form estimates from previous policy evaluation studies; they are broadly in line, despite the latter using data from different housing markets at various levels and changes of the tax rate.


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