Converge-Diverge Debate in International Human Resource Management

Explore the convergence-divergence thesis that has sparked a debate in the literature on international human resource management (IHRM).

Critically analyze, by providing evidence and examples, the extent to which HR patterns around the world are becoming more similar or whether specific HR patterns will be associated with specific countries because of the idiosyncratic historical, societal, economic, and political context of the country. Keep in mind that this is a debate, and the answer is not black or white. You need to examine evidence from a variety of studies that point to either divergence or convergence and critically assess what these studies are actually implying.