Background to the Symposium

 The Labour Relations Commission part funded a research study on Human Resource Management in MNCs in Ireland, undertaken by the University of Limerick/Kemmy Business School in association with the Economic and Social Research Institute. This study was completed in November 2007. Based on face-to-face interviews with some 260 senior HR practitioners this provides the most comprehensive study to date on human resource practice in multinational companies in Ireland. The LRC Symposium on June 19th 2008 marked the formal launch of two key reports from this study  ‘Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland: A Large-Scale Study’ (Patrick Gunnigle, Jonathan Lavelle and Anthony McDonnell) and ‘Managing HR in Multinational Companies in Ireland: Autonomy, Coordination and Control’  (Patrick Gunnigle, Jonathan Lavelle, Anthony Mc Donnell & Michael Morley).
This work is part of a larger international project involving comparative research in Australia, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Spain and UK. Leading experts from these research teams reported at the Symposium on the experience of MNCs in their respective countries and certain aspects of HR and employment practice that emerged.

 The Event

 The LRC's Symposium "Human Resource Management in Multinational Companies (MNCs)" took place on Thursday 19th June at the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin. It was chaired by Mr. Kieran Mulvey, Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission.

 Topic
 

"Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland:
A Large Scale Survey"
Professor Paddy Gunnigle, University of Limerick                                                   

 Presentation [PDF]
  
"Discretion & Autonomy in MNCs in Ireland"
Professor Michael Morley, University of Limerick
 Presentation [PDF]
  

"Multinationals, Employment Practice and Public Policy"
Professor Gregor Murray, University of Montreal

 Presentation [PDF]
  
"HRM Practice in MNCs: Australia"
Professor John Burgess, University of Newcastle, Australia
 Presentation [PDF]
  
"Multinationals, Nation States and Global Value Chains: 
Comparative Perspectives"
Lourdes Susaeta, University of Navarra, Spain
 Presentation [PDF]
   

 "Multinationals, Nation States and Global Value Chains: 
Mexico's Perspective"
Professor Ismael Plascencia, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico

 Presentation [PDF]  

    
 "Employee Voice in MNCs in Britain"
Professor Paul Marginson, University of Warwick, UK
 Presentation [PDF]
   
 "Forms of Employee Voice in MNCs in Ireland"
Dr. Tom Turner, University of Limerick
 Presentation [PDF]
Reports

 "Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland: A Large-Scale Survey"
Patrick Gunnigle, Jonathan Lavelle and Anthony McDonnell with David Collings, Michael Morley, Thomas Turner and Joseph Wallace

 

 Report [PDF]

Executive Summary "Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland: A Large-Scale Survey"
Patrick Gunnigle, Jonathan Lavelle and Anthony McDonnell with David Collings, Michael Morley, Thomas Turner and Joseph Wallace

 

Report [PDF]

"Managing HR in Multinational Companies in Ireland: Autonomy, Coordination and Control"
Patrick Gunnigle, Jonathan Lavelle, Anthony McDonnell & Michael Morley

 

 Report [PDF]

"Employment Practices of MNCs in Organisational Context: A Large-Scale Survey"
Paul Edwards, Tony Edwards, Anthony Ferner, Paul Marginson and Olga Tregaskis with Duncan Adam and Michael Meyer

 

 Report [PDF]

"Employment Practices in Multinational Companies in Canada: 
Building Organizational Capabilities & Institutions for Innovation"
Jacques Bélanger, Pierre-Antoine Harvey, Patrice Jalette, Christian Lévesque, Gregor Murray

 

 Report [PDF]
   


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