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An exploratory study of the recruitment practices by the financial sector in Ireland for international assignments.

Browne, Eimear (2000) An exploratory study of the recruitment practices by the financial sector in Ireland for international assignments. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The principle aim of this thesis is to undertake an exploratory study of the financial sector in Ireland as, using AIB and Bank of Ireland as the means for this study, in order to establish what recruitment practices Irish MNCs employ for the recruitment of staff for international assignments, thus discovering whether they still adopt an ethnocentric approach to recruitment or have evolved towards a more polycentric approach. The method used for this thesis was through the use of secondary and primary research, Primary research consisted of interviews with AIB and Bank of Ireland. The results of this primary research has established that banks in the financial sector are continuing to operate recruitment methods in an ethnocentric approach which contrasts with evidence in the literature review stating that Irish MNCs no longer adopt an ethnocentric approach but in fact have evolved towards a more polycentric approach. The implications for the financial sector in continuing to use this ethnocentric approach, is that they will continue to suffer problems with expatriate under performance and repatriation, and by not resourcing staff with the qualities necessary to fulfil the job description, they are risking the successfulness of their foreign business.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Multinational Industries
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Recruitment
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 09:23
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 13:09
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/187

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