Competencies for Human Resource Management in Foreign-Owned Firms. Focus on Three CEE Countries and Austria

  • Barbara Covarrubias Venegas
  • Katharina Thill
  • Martina Rašticová
  • József Poór
  • Zdeňka Konečná
Keywords: international HRM, CEE-region, foreign subsidiary, MNC, HR roles


Foreign-Owned firms enter foreign markets for traditional reasons (market acquisition, securing resources, and diversification), but lately they have also been seeking better economies of scale and a more rational allocation of expenditures, via shifting processes and activities to lower-cost nations. The aim of this paper summarizes the major foreign direct investments (FDI) and impacts on human resource management in Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria. The analyses show that in times of dynamic economies, HR needs to have an orientation through competency-based models which picture the current developments. It is therefore essential to generate the competencies which are most needed to perform in an efficient way. The following study presents a newly developed HR competency model with a focus on HR work in Multinational Cooperation.


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