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dc.contributor.authorRoyle, Tony*
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-12T11:30:46Z
dc.date.available2014-11-12T11:30:46Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationRoyle, T. (1999) Recruiting the Acquiescent Worker: a comparative analysis of McDonald’s in Germany and the UK, Employee Relations, 21, 6: 540-555.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6590
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractThis article focuses on the workforce characteristics of the German and UK operations of McDonald’s Corporation. The UK workforce is characterised by predominantly young workers with very limited work experience, the German workforce is much older and mostly foreign workers. The analysis suggests that despite these differences and differences in labour market regulation, there is a key similarity between the workforces. The corporation is able to draw on similarly “weak” and marginalised segments of the labour market and these segments are likely to be particularly acquiescent to managerial prerogative. National institutional arrangements can still constrain the employment relations policies of multinational enterprises (MNEs). However, this analysis supports the notion that there is a growing diversity within national systems increasingly explained by MNE policies and practices. This does not necessarily mean that national systems are becoming redundant, but that there is a dynamic relationship between such systems and the needs of MNEs.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01425459910299857en_US
dc.subjectMcDonald'sen_US
dc.subjectMultinational corporationsen_US
dc.subjectGermanyen_US
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.subjectLabour marketen_US
dc.subjectEmployee relationsen_US
dc.titleRecruiting the Acquiescent Worker: a comparative analysis of McDonald’s in Germany and the UKen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionNo full-text available in the repositoryen_US
dc.description.publicnotesThis paper was awarded the Literati Prize.en_US


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