HR Manager Roles in the Context of Globalizing MNC Environment; Empirical Study

Document Type: Research Paper


Department of Business Administration, AMU, Aligarh, India


With the increasing globalization, more integrated markets, growing number of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in India and dearth of studies in the area of internationalization and Human Resource (HRR) roles posed a line of enquiry into this aspect as the study is intended to explore the role of HR managers with the degree of internationalization in Indian MNCs. The roles of HR Professionals are also changing due to dramatic rate of change in today’s organizations. It has been advocated that the role of the HR Professionals must parallel the needs of changing organization. It has been argued that globalization leads to more strategic role for Human Resource (HR) managers (Scullion and Starkey 2001). For measuring HR roles, most popular four roles model of Ulrich (1997) is used in the present research. Degree of Internationalization (DOI) is measured through Composite scale developed by (Sullivan 1994). The scales were tested for unidimensionality, reliability, response and non response biases and all kind of concerned validities. Thereafter measurement model was developed for the proposed relationships using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) through the capabilities of Lisrel 8.80. The findings corroborates with the existing literature reporting strong relationship of DOI with all the four roles proposed by Dave Ulrich especially with strategic role.