This paper explores the issue of transferring western human resource management (HRM) practices to Algeria. Drawing on a case study of a large industrial company, the research identifies the motives for the transfer and examines the selection and implementation process of western HRM practices in Algeria. Evidence generated from the case study reveals that while management justifications for the transfer of western HRM practices capture the economic and technical rationale for western HRM practices, they fail to identify local conditions under which these HRM practices might be transferred. The applicability of western HRM is hindered by the unplanned and haphazard importation of western HRM practices.
Mellahi, K. and Frynas, J. (2003), "AN EXPLORATORY STUDY INTO THE APPLICABILITY OF WESTERN HRM PRACTICES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: AN ALGERIAN CASE STUDY", International Journal of Commerce and Management, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 61-80. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047460Download as .RIS
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