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Connectivity of Actors and Diffusion of Ideas in HR Systems Configuration Process in Multinational Subsidiaries in Indonesia

Neil Semuel Rupidara


The process of Human Resource (HR) systems configuration is overlooked in HR literature. Analysing the process, this article examines the phenomenon of connectivity and the diffusion of ideas among HR actors and other actors outside companies. Three case studies of multinational subsidiaries in Indonesia were conducted. Data were collected through interviews, observations, and corporate documents and were analysed using a quasi-grounded approach. The findings show similarities among elements of HR systems across the cases. The ideas constituting the HR systems within each companies were adopted through a variety of channels of diffusion. This article proposes a typology of connectivity of actors that enabling the diffusion and adoption of ideas across companies.

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