Staff transfers as a control strategy: An exploratory study of two Australian organizations

Denice Welch, Marilyn Fenwick, Helen De Cieri

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This paper explores the use of organization culture, through socialization, as a control mechanism. Through the examination of two disparate Australian organizations operating in the global environment, the paper explores suggested linkages between strategy, organizational culture and staffing. It concludes that, while these two case companies have different cultures, they both rely heavily on transferring staff in order to facilitate co-ordination and control and to implement strategies that will achieve their global objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-489
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1994

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