Title: International human resource management practices adopted by multinational corporations in the hotel sector of Fiji

Authors: Suwastika Naidu; Anand Chand

Addresses: Faculty of Business and Economics, School of Management and Public Administration, University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji Islands ' Faculty of Business and Economics, School of Management and Public Administration, University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji Islands

Abstract: Managing human resources in the international context is a challenging task for human resource managers. Majority of the five-star hotels in Fiji are internationally owned by multinational corporations from France, USA, Hawaii, Hong Kong and Singapore. Multinational companies from different countries behave differently in the way they manage their employees and handle employment relations issues. The tourism sector of Fiji is the largest employer in the service sector. Employees from the tourism sector are from skill level and experience. It is mostly seen and noted in the extant literature that human resource management practices adopted by multinational corporations are better than local companies because local companies do not have financial resources to invest in human resource management. The main aim of this paper is to examine international human resource management practices used by multinational corporations in the hotel sector of Fiji.

Keywords: international HRM; human resource management; hotels; Fiji; tourism; hospitality industry; multinational corporations; MNCs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMNE.2014.060871

International Journal of Management and Network Economics, 2014 Vol.3 No.2, pp.156 - 168

Available online: 01 May 2014 *

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