These qualitative studies identify the human resource management (HRM) practices of best companies located in Mexico and India. The companies were chosen from the annual list of Great Places to Work institute, an established and reliable source for identifying best practices. The HRM practices being researched are selection, training, performance appraisal, and compensation practices. The research papers from these studies will integrate the theoretical model of the GLOBE national cultural and resource-based model to better understand how these best practices are congruent with the local national cultures and resource-based perspectives. The research papers will provide a practitioner and theoretical model of best practices that have been identified from this study.
Dr. Rao has completed research on four companies in Mexico and hopes to interview at least six more by March 2011.
She has completed research on three companies in India and hopes to interview at least three more by May 2011.