Global work in a rapidly changing world: Implications for MNEs and individuals
Mila Lazarova, Paula Caligiuri, David G. Collings and Helen De Cieri
Journal of World Business
Business School

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged many assumptions about work and life.

DCU’s David G.Collings has worked with a team of researchers spanning the US, Canada and Australia to answer the question: what is the future of global work for multinational enterprises?

The team took a phenomenon-based approach to describe the important trends and challenges affecting the where, who, how and why of global work. As they highlight implications for organizations and individuals, they offer a set of questions to guide future research and inform international human resource management professionals. 

While obvious features of the pandemic were dramatic reductions in global mobility and a massive shift to working from home, it also accelerated trends already in motion, including the digitization of work and the transformation of business models, and has brought long-simmering tensions around diversity and inclusion, migration, and sustainability to the fore

Beyond their impact on multinational enterprises and their employees, these ongoing changes are also challenging many of the assumptions, boundaries, and conclusions of established international human resource management research.