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Lincoln Electric in China (A)

Published 01 Jan 1999
Reference 4850
Region Global
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Prizes & Awards

2016 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

2015 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

2014 Case Centre Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

2013 Case Centre Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

2012 ecch Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

2011 ecch Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

2010 ecch Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

2009 ecch Best Selling Case in Human Ressource Management / Organisational Behaviour

2008 ecch Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

2007 ecch Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

Winner of 2007 European Case Awards, Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour Category

2006 ecch Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

2005 ecch Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

Summary

This case looks at how Lincoln Electric, the US-based company renowned for its compensation scheme, tried to implement its human resource policies globally and particularly in China.

Teaching objectives

The objective is to expose readers to some of the difficulties and myths of pushing well-worn ideas overseas. The case ends off with an important question regarding the company’s future, one that depends on its overseas strategy, of which HR is key.

Keywords
  • Compensation
  • Cross-culture
  • International expansion
  • China
  • Incentives
  • AR1999
  • RD0999