International Staffing Approaches: Unforeseen Contingencies
The strategic fit of an MNE’s staffing policy can be unpredictably influenced by:
types of foreign ownership: while firms may secure staff for foreign operations through acquisitions and joint ventures, they may do so at the price of serious conflicts with their existing staffing policies
third-country nationals: when firms establish lead oper-ations abroad, third-country nationals often have the com-petencies needed to get new, regional operations up and running
MNEs tend to champion those staffing policies that are most congruent with their existing standards of value creation.