A study of appropriate staffing mix in the subsidiaries of multinational companies

by Jamali, Shahrokh, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2012, 117 pages; 3542619


Dispatching the staff from the home country of Multinational Companies (MNCs) is costly and does not always produce the best of results. Therefore, such assignments need to be restricted to a minimum dictated by the necessities. Studies on appropriate staffing ratios in subsidiaries of MNCs relevant to the percentage of Parent Country Nationals (PCNs) have been rather scant, and this study availed the opportunity for further research allowing MNCs, as well as researchers who undertake such studies on their behalf, to have at their disposal an appropriate mix, or a range thereof, between employees and staff which are either dispatched from the home country, hired in the host country, or from the third countries within the region. Through establishing expert panels comprised of the members of the Academy of International Business, this study was able to arrive at an appropriate percentage for the staff sent over from the home country of MNCs (PCN%). This baseline percentage could be used as a starting point in determining a more accurate percentage which would be specific to the subsidiary of any particular multinational company in any particular country.

AdviserStephen Callender
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; International relations
Publication Number3542619

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