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Publication date: 20 December 2022

Raphael Oriaghe Oseghale, Dennis Pepple, Simeon Emezana Ifere and Amarachi Ngozi Amaugo

Given that institutional and cultural factors affect the transfer of HRM practices between multinational companies (MNCs) and their subsidiaries, the paper set out to…

Abstract

Purpose

Given that institutional and cultural factors affect the transfer of HRM practices between multinational companies (MNCs) and their subsidiaries, the paper set out to investigate the explanatory mechanism for the replication of transferred HRM practices and the factors likely to influence the choice of transfer mechanisms.

Design/methodology/approach

Using an exploratory qualitative approach, 40 interviews were conducted with senior managers and employees in two MNC subsidiaries located in the alcoholic beverage and oil industries in Nigeria.

Findings

The findings suggest that organizational culture (OC) was the mechanism for MNC HRM replication and inhibition. In addition to explaining the mechanisms for HRM practice replication, the authors developed a conceptual framework to explain how clan and hierarchical OC influence the extent to which human resource (HR) practices are replicated or inhibited and how institutional and cultural factors influence the choice of OC.

Originality/value

The study uncovered that MNCs deploy hierarchical OC to oversee the replication of transferred practices. Interestingly, the authors found that institutional and cultural environments were key factors that influenced the choice of mechanism for overseeing the replication of HR practices. The conceptual framework can help managers of MNCs to understand how to replicate transferred HRM practices in developing countries.

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Employee Relations: The International Journal, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Article
Publication date: 2 December 2019

Dennis Gabriel Pepple and Eleanor Davies

As public sector managers implement the policy of employing people that broadly reflects the social make up of a local society, there is a need to ensure that employees…

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Purpose

As public sector managers implement the policy of employing people that broadly reflects the social make up of a local society, there is a need to ensure that employees have a positive perception of ethnic diversity. Perceived environment of ethnic diversity (PEED) is conceptualised as employees’ view of how they are treated at work irrespective of where they come from. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between PEED and organisational identification (OID).

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected by means of a survey of 908 employees from four public sector organisations in a state in Nigeria. Regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses.

Findings

Findings showed that OID may be fostered among multi-ethnic employees through the following framework: first, PEED had a direct relationship with OID and support was found, which was explained by the mediating role of co-worker social support (CWSS). Second, the effect of CWSS mediation was moderated by employees’ ethnic self-identification (ESI) such that those with strong ESI experienced lower OID.

Practical implications

As employee compositions in organisations increase in diversity, CWSS is presented in this study as a veritable measure for managers to foster OID.

Originality/value

This study is novel as it is one of the first to examine the mechanisms for linking PEED to OID through mediating effect of CWSS at different levels of ESI. Other contributions are discussed in detail in the study.

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Personnel Review, vol. 49 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Article
Publication date: 23 October 2019

Dennis G. Pepple and Eleanor M.M. Davies

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of socially supportive relationships between co-workers in fostering organisational identification (OID). Adopting a…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of socially supportive relationships between co-workers in fostering organisational identification (OID). Adopting a Social Identity Theory perspective, the study investigates how employees’ ethnic self-identification (ESI) may influence co-worker social support (CWSS)–OID relationship depending on whether they are indigenes or non-indigenes.

Design/methodology/approach

Regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between CWSS (independent variable) and OID (dependent variable) at different levels of ESI (moderator variable). Data were collected from 1,525 employees from public and private employers in Nigeria.

Findings

Findings supported a positive relationship between CWSS and OID that is moderated by an employee’s ESI. Specifically, the study finds that ESI matters in the strength of CWSS–OID relationship such that the relationship is weaker for indigenes compared to non-indigenes.

Practical implications

As organisations develop policies that increase the representation of various ethnic groups or other forms of social identities at work, there is need to create an environment that fosters socially supportive relationships among co-workers.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the literature by adding a level of boundary conditions to the overall findings that workplace relationships are important for OID. The study also addresses how employees of different ethnic groups are influenced by the ethnicity of the context prevailing where an organisation is located.

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Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 34 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-3946

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Publication date: 13 January 2021

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Financial and Managerial Aspects in Human Resource Management: A Practical Guide
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-612-9

Book part
Publication date: 13 January 2021

Dennis Pepple, Crystal Zhang and Chioma Ofoma

At the end of this chapter, learners should be able to:

  • Explain what redundancy is.
  • Understand how to manage redundancy.
  • Calculate redundancy pay.
  • Understand the support…

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this chapter, learners should be able to:

  • Explain what redundancy is.

  • Understand how to manage redundancy.

  • Calculate redundancy pay.

  • Understand the support available for surviving employees.

Explain what redundancy is.

Understand how to manage redundancy.

Calculate redundancy pay.

Understand the support available for surviving employees.

Details

Financial and Managerial Aspects in Human Resource Management: A Practical Guide
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-612-9

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Book part
Publication date: 13 January 2021

Dennis Pepple and Chibuzo Ejiogu

At the end of this chapter, learners should be able to:

  • Explain what an income statement is and the items included in the income statement.
  • Understand the classification of…

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this chapter, learners should be able to:

  • Explain what an income statement is and the items included in the income statement.

  • Understand the classification of cost.

  • Explain what a balance sheet is and the items included in the balance sheet.

  • Write up an income statement and balance sheet.

  • Understand the concept of a consolidated account to enable human resource practitioners develop business and commercial awareness skills.

Explain what an income statement is and the items included in the income statement.

Understand the classification of cost.

Explain what a balance sheet is and the items included in the balance sheet.

Write up an income statement and balance sheet.

Understand the concept of a consolidated account to enable human resource practitioners develop business and commercial awareness skills.

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Financial and Managerial Aspects in Human Resource Management: A Practical Guide
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-612-9

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Book part
Publication date: 13 January 2021

Dennis Pepple and Nkem Adeleye

At the end of this chapter, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of grievance and disciplinary.
  • Understand the procedure for grievance and disciplinary.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this chapter, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of grievance and disciplinary.

  • Understand the procedure for grievance and disciplinary.

  • Appreciate the critical role of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

  • Understand the step by step guide for the analysis involved in basic award computation

Understand the meaning of grievance and disciplinary.

Understand the procedure for grievance and disciplinary.

Appreciate the critical role of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Understand the step by step guide for the analysis involved in basic award computation

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Financial and Managerial Aspects in Human Resource Management: A Practical Guide
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-612-9

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Book part
Publication date: 13 January 2021

Chibuzo Amadi and Amanze Ejiogu

At the end of this chapter, learners should be able to:

  • Define accounting.
  • Explain the objectives of financial accounting/reporting.
  • Explain regulatory framework for…

Abstract

Learning Objectives

At the end of this chapter, learners should be able to:

  • Define accounting.

  • Explain the objectives of financial accounting/reporting.

  • Explain regulatory framework for financial reporting.

  • Appreciate why human resource managers should care about accounting.

Define accounting.

Explain the objectives of financial accounting/reporting.

Explain regulatory framework for financial reporting.

Appreciate why human resource managers should care about accounting.

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Financial and Managerial Aspects in Human Resource Management: A Practical Guide
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-612-9

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Book part
Publication date: 13 January 2021

Michael Oyelere and Temitope Oyelere

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by relocation cost.
  • Explain the management and disbursement of relocating costs.
  • Critically…

Abstract

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by relocation cost.

  • Explain the management and disbursement of relocating costs.

  • Critically evaluate the calculation of relocation costs.

  • Reflect on the role of human resource managers in relation to the future of the costs of relocation.

Understand what is meant by relocation cost.

Explain the management and disbursement of relocating costs.

Critically evaluate the calculation of relocation costs.

Reflect on the role of human resource managers in relation to the future of the costs of relocation.

Details

Financial and Managerial Aspects in Human Resource Management: A Practical Guide
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-612-9

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