Challenges for Brazilian MNCs' international human resources management
by Patricia Morilha Muritiba; Sérgio Nunes Muritiba; Lindolfo Galvão de Albuquerque; Maria Tereza Leme Fleury; John Lawrence French
European J. of International Management (EJIM), Vol. 6, No. 3, 2012

Abstract: Multinationals from emerging countries such as Brazil now take the path of internationalisation where early movers have already been. However, these companies have to develop new tools to deal with their own challenges, since they come from countries with different historical backgrounds and specificities. This paper explores challenges for Brazilian MNCs in terms of HRM when operating abroad. It presents the results of six cases of Brazilian MNCs through a grounded theory study. Results show these companies had to deal with their former economic turbulence, shortage of qualified workforce to work internationally and the need to develop HRM competencies to operate globally.

Online publication date: Sat, 26-May-2012

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