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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Beletskiy, Anton
dc.contributor.author Fey, Carl F.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-16T08:09:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-16T08:09:03Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-01
dc.identifier.citation Beletskiy , A & Fey , C F 2021 , ' HR ambidexterity and absorptive capacities : A paradox-based approach to HRM capabilities and practice adoption in MNC subsidiaries ' , HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , vol. 60 , no. 6 , pp. 863-883 . https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22039 en
dc.identifier.issn 0090-4848
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/46970
dc.description doi: 10.1002/hrm.22039
dc.description.abstract This article examines the relationship between the capabilities of HR departments and the level of adoption of corporate HRM practices in MNC subsidiaries. To explain this relationship, we leverage paradox theorizing, still rare but gaining increasing attention in HRM research, and integrate the studies of practice transfer, organizational ambidexterity, and absorptive capacity. First, we establish the conceptual linkages between the implementation and internalization dimensions of practice adoption and the potential and realized absorptive capacities of HR departments. Second, we re-define the operational and strategic activities of HR departments in terms of the learning paradox of exploitation and exploration. Third, we introduce the concept of HR ambidexterity to describe HR departments that possess high levels of capabilities in both operational (exploitative) and strategic (explorative) task-domains. Finally, we hypothesize that ambidextrous HR departments are more adept at adopting corporate HRM practices. An analysis of the survey data from 105 foreign subsidiaries of 12 MNCs supports this single hypothesis. The main contribution of this research is in leveraging paradox theorizing to explain the nature of HRM capabilities and their role in the adoption of HRM practices. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley-Liss Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofseries HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title HR ambidexterity and absorptive capacities en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Hanken School of Economics
dc.contributor.department Department of Management Studies
dc.subject.keyword international HRM
dc.subject.keyword knowledge transfer
dc.subject.keyword strategic HR
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202010165867
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/hrm.22039
dc.type.version publishedVersion

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