Personal und Organisation

Similar, but still different: How US-MNCs in Germany and Switzerland use host-country training and skill practices

We examine in how far US-subsidiaries in Germany and Switzerland display characteristics of a strategic fit with their host-country and mostly find support for our predictions. Subsequently we determine each subsidiary’s host-country fit and test for within country differences in using local training and skill practices. We find the extent of continuing vocational education and training and to which training on the job is important to vary with host-country fit in Germany, while in Switzerland, as predicted, we find no such relation.