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Cultural value orientations and staffing practices of Indian employees in Australia: A Review and Research Agenda

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Parth PatelORCiD



This is the final published version of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by British Academy of Management, 2016.

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Understanding the cultural value orientations of a country is a key factor in determining the work behaviours and practices of employees in a particular business environment. Over the past few years many studies have acknowledged the impact that culture has had on the structuring and design of HRM practices of employees working within a particular national setting, however, not many studies have discussed the cultural orientations of employees originating from one country but working in a different national setting and the influence it has on their individual preference for the choice of HR policies and practices. This article uses the cultural value orientations framework proposed by Kluckhohn and Strodbeck to provide an overview of the cultural dimensions of employees originating from India but living and working in Australia and the impact it may potentially have on their individual preference for the choice of HR practices. This review develops a framework contextualising both cross-country similarities and differences in value systems of Indians living and working in Australia whilst highlighting the divergences towards western HR practices that have also been analysed explicating an agenda for future research.

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Author(s): Patel P, Bhanugopan R, D'Netto B

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 30th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM)

Year of Conference: 2016

Online publication date: 06/09/2016

Acceptance date: 10/05/2016

Date deposited: 07/11/2018

Publisher: British Academy of Management


Notes: Paper number 372

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Sponsor(s): Newcastle University, UK

ISBN: 9780954960896