Download and read online International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB "I enthusiastically endorse the fourth edition of IHRM. The editors are to be congratulated for recruiting the top-rated authors in this field to contribute to this volume. The chapters are up to date, insightful, and sometimes even provocative. Students, including post-grads and advanced undergraduates, as well as savvy practitioners, will benefit from reading this volume." Neal M. Ashkanasy, Professor of Management, The University of Queensland Anne-Wil Harzing and Ashly Pinnington’s bestselling textbook has guided thousands of students through their International Human Resource Management studies. The fourth edition retains the critical edge, academic rigour and breadth of coverage which have established this book as the most authoritative text on the market. The new edition by our international team of experts provides an even more stimulating journey through the core curriculum, contemporary debates and emerging issues in IHRM. New for the fourth edition: Reduced number of chapters to allow for greater depth and an improved structure ensuring fundamental topics underpin your knowledge Expanded coverage of Equality and Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability and Cross-Cultural Management in line with developments in the field New Stop and Reflect feature provides an opportunity to test your understanding at regular intervals This text comes with access to a companion website containing web links, SAGE journal articles and more.
Download and read online International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB According to the 2006 World Investment Report issued by the United Nations, there are currently a total of 77,000 transnational corporations with over 770,000 foreign affiliates which employ 62 million workers worldwide. In 1990, when the 1st Edition of this textbook was published, a total of 24 million workers were employed. This is merely one of many metrics that demonstrate the extent of the globalization of business. With this increase in scale, the role of human resource management in sustaining this increase in international business activity is a central theme of this 5th Edition of our textbook. In writing this new edition we have retained much of the format that we developed for the 4th Edition while including expanded coverage of the international business context in which International Human Resource Management operates. The challenge of this 5th Edition has been to organize the complexities particular to HRM activities in multinational enterprises in such a way that provides teachers (of both undergraduate and graduate students) real choice as to how they will present the material. We have tried to find a balance that is meaningful and appropriate to the varying cultures represented by potential adopters and readers, and across educational traditions, institutions and forms, while accurately capturing the compelling realities facing HRM professionals practicing in multinational enterprises.
Download and read online International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB In today s era of International business, International Human Resource Management (IHRM) is emerging as a crucial factor since organizations are run by people. What is interesting in this phenomenon is, not only that there are differences in people across the countries, but even within a country or regions within it. This complex socio-cultural and psychological fabric coupled with historical, geographic, economic and political factors, creates certain boundary conditions and makes IHRM a very complex process. The intention of this book is to portray the various factors that are connected with managing Human Resources in International Business. Since the two are inseparable, any organization aspiring to participate as a player in international business must develop the knowledge, skills and acumen to perceive the subtle nuances that govern the rules of game. IHRM as a discipline cuts across all other business operations in the international context and plays a vital role in the success or failure of a business venture since, businesses are essentially driven by people. In the light of the above, this book has sought to address some of the issues that relate to IHRM, which need to be logically understood by any keen observer of international business, today. The approach of this book has been to detail IHRM both, in terms of a function, as well as a process and the factors or key elements that are attached to them.To make this book reader-friendly, chapter highlights have been added at the beginning of each chapter to facilitate the reader to identify the broader areas that may be learnt from a particular chapter. Each chapter also contains detailed references and key terms. Conceptual questions, multiple choices, web-based exercises are some of the additional features of the book. Relevant diagrammatic representation, relevant case study and list of web references have been also added in this book.
Download and read online International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB Thoroughly updated and expanded, the fourth edition of International Human Resource Management: Policies and Practices for Multinational Enterprises now includes learning objectives, discussion questions, end-of-chapter cases, and two end-of-book integrative cases. It has been designed to lead readers through all of the key topics in a highly engaging and approachable way. This book focuses on International Human Resource Management within multi-national enterprises (MNEs) and covers topics including: the development of IHRM MNE and country culture strategic IHRM organizational structure and design international joint ventures and cross-border mergers and acquisitions labor standards, ethics and codes of conduct global talent management selection and management of international assignees training and management development compensation and benefits health and safety and crisis management international HRIS international Human Resource Management departments and professionals. Uncovering precisely why International Human Resource Management is important for success in international business and how International Human Resource Management policies and practices function within the multinational enterprise, this comprehensive textbook provides an outstanding foundation for understanding the theory and practice of International Human Resource Management. This book is essential reading for all students, lecturers and International Human Resource Management professionals.
Download and read online Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB Acclaim for the first edition: 'Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management represents a welcome contribution to IHRM literature and will be required readings for both novices and veteran researchers.' – Dana B. Minbaeva, British Journal of Industrial Relations '. . . a rich array of contributors including some of the biggest names in the field.' – Roger Bell, Delta Intercultural Academy The second edition of this Handbook provides up-to-date insight into ground-breaking research on international human resource issues today. These issues are faced by multinational companies which can be as small as one person with a computer and Internet connection or as large as a medium-sized country. Written by the field's most distinguished researchers, the book will stimulate thought for new research and provide a glimpse of where we have been and where we are going. The book explores issues such as the importance of linking IHRM activities to organizational strategy and culture; talent management; staffing; performance management; leadership development; diversity management; international assignment and mobility issues; and the role of IHRM in the management of global teams and cross-border joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. The Handbook illustrates that IHRM research is both theoretically deep and eclectic. Drawing upon a range of paradigms and perspectives this compendium will prove invaluable for HRM scholars, doctoral students, and others interested in IHRM research.
Download and read online International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB International Human Resource Management offers a contemporary and multilayered introduction to international and comparative human resource management for university study. It critically analyses the core issues and emerging trends in the field, with a consistent emphasis on real-world scenarios and concerns. At the macro level, the book examines how IHRM fits within and adapts to the ever-changing environment of international relations and global development. At the firm level, it elucidates the strategic goals served by IHRM, and the processes used to achieve them. At the individual level, the analysis extends beyond the traditional focus on expatriates to encompass the various IHRM actors and their motivations. Each chapter features a case study, a media article, tutorial activities, discussion questions and links to further reading. The book concludes with three extended case studies, each based on a specific region, to help students consolidate their understanding.
Download and read online Strategic International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB Given the rise of globalization, companies increasingly need to adopt an international human resource management (IHRM) strategy. Strategic International Human Resource Management discusses all the elements that make up the IHRM portfolio. It considers the consequences of international cultures on employee performance and welfare and explores the consequences (such as diversity issues) of the various employee resourcing options, for example: hiring local staff vs. international appointments. It also examines training and development in an international environment and the complexities of multinational reward management practice. Drawing on practical experiences from around the world, this book demonstrates how to design and implement a human resource strategy within the context of an overall business strategy for global expansion. This second edition looks at the trends and managerial priorities that look set to influence decision-making in SIHRM in the coming decade. Formerly published as Globalization - The People Dimension.
Download and read online International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB Managing people in a multinational context is the essence of international human resource management. This requires a broader perspective of what operating internationally involves, and a clear recognition of the range of issues pertaining to all categories of staff operating in different functional, task and managerial capacities. Books that are available on the subject are heavily loaded with cultural aspects rather than HRM processes. From teaching experience, it is noticed that students who are familiar with domestic HRM books find it difficult to comprehend the subject of international HRM. Therefore the topics are arranged in the traditional HRM style with international implications at each stage. A separate chapter is allocated for Expatriation & Repatriation. Similarly Management of People in international context in sixteen countries is discussed in a separate chapter.The text aims to cover in terms of industries, to illustrate the activities and approaches of international organisations. Also, the coverage of different cultures is not intended to include all the different and diverse cultures of the world, simply to enable sufficient understanding of the cultural contexts from which many of the approaches are derived, and to provide background on the appropriateness of different aspects of managing people in international organisations. A detailed treatment to empirical researches on cross cultural issues and cross cultural, comparative management issues arising out of cross border mergers and acquisitions as well as human resource issues emerging out of global acquisitions of Arcelor and Corus by Indian companies and companies of Indian origin are also treated in the text.
Download and read online International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB International Human Resource Management tackles the issues raised by cross-national differences in HRM styles. Specifically, it identifies a number of themes: the meaning of globalization and the extent to which it is a novel phenomenon; the challenges to national traditions; the embeddedness of actors in distinct national styles; the way in which many key issues within international HRM are contested; and the extent to which change in national systems is evident.These themes underlie the treatment of the content of the book, which is split into two parts. The first part of the book examines the context of international HRM through an examination of the process of globalization and the origins of the distinctiveness of national business systems. The second part is concerned with particular issues relating to multinational companies, such as how and why they transfer practices across operations in different countries. In addition, this part tackles HR issues in international context, such as management development, pay and reward, and recruitment and selection. This book will appeal to undergraduates taking International HRM courses, those taking Masters programmes in HRM and MBA students. It may also be used as supplementary reading for comparative industrial relations courses that feature multinational companies. Tony Edwards is Senior Lecturer, Department of Management at King's College, London and Chris Rees is Reader in International Employment Relations, Kingston Business School, Kingston University.
Download and read online International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB Conducting business across national borders is nothing new; the Knights Templar were banking internationally as long ago as 1135. But modern globalization processes raise different challenges, and as the world becomes smaller and labour movements more common, an international understanding of human resource management is essential. The second edition of International HRM provides a fully updated and revised analysis of this important area. Its innovative, multi-disciplinary approach allows a holistic picture to emerge in which key issues are assessed from organizational, individual and societal perspectives. The collection is divided into three parts: the contemporary internationalization context the management of international employees strategic issues facing international HR managers. Supported by new research, and including work from eminent writers in the field, this book discusses issues as diverse as the relative absence of women in international work, the ethical merits of localization, and the context faced by organizations like the United Nations. It is a valuable tool for all students, researchers and practitioners working in international business and human resource management.
Download and read online International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB An innovative and thought-provoking resource designed to support the study of International and Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. Written by an internationally renowned team of experts and underpinned by cutting-edge research, International Human Resource Management tackles a broad range of controversial and often marginalised issues associated with globalisation and its impact on multinational companies and employees. Prepare to be gripped by fascinating and sometimes shocking revelations about the darker realities of a more globalised context and to emerge fully aware of these issues in the workplace and in employment generally. A truly global range of case studies and examples within the book plus carefully selected journal articles online will further enhance your learning experience and outcomes. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/martinez-lucio for PowerPoint slides, additional case studies, online journal articles and web links related to topics covered in the book. An electronic inspection copy is available for instructors.
Download and read online Handbook of International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB From the mid-1980s to the turn of the 1990s the international HR field was considered to be in its infancy. There continues to be both an evolution of territory covered by the field – a series of successively evolving cultural, geographical and institutional challenges faced by the multinational corporation (MNC) – as well as more critical questioning whether this has created an expanded or a fragmented field. This book brings together the latest research on important “issues-driven” concerns that the field of IHRM now has to face, absorb, interpret then reanalyse through international lenses. This volume gives attention to those aspects of MNC behaviour – choices about location, how they organize local subsidiaries, choices made about technology, capital and labour, and choices made about investments and strategies – that are subject to institutional influences. It also gives voice to a number of contemporary issues – reverse knowledge flows, skill supply strategies, employer branding, e-enablement, outsourcing, global networks – that now need to be accommodated within the field. Broadens the IHRM field to cover comparative and institutional perspectives Provides a multi-level analysis of globalization phenomena at the individual, organization, and macro level Focuses on the current problems and issues driving the attention of IHRM Directors
Download and read online International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB Since the late 1970s scholars and practitioners of international management have paid increasing attention to the impact of globalisation on the management of human resources across national boundaries. This collection of important articles and essays provides a comprehensive review and critique of developments and future directions in International Human Resource Management. Focusing on three major developments or approaches - Cross-Cultural Management, Comparative HRM and Strategic HRM, the volume explores challenges and opportunities facing researchers, international managers and employees.
Download and read online Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management in PDF and EPUB Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management, a book in LEA’s Organization and Management Series, provides a sophisticated, in-depth examination of research in international human resource management (IHRM). Editor Michael M. Harris compiles research in IHRM that is otherwise fragmented across numerous journals and conducted from several different approaches. In so doing, Harris recommends new directions and hypotheses to guide future researchers. This well-organized and much needed volume explores topics ranging from how to conduct international human resource management using both qualitative and quantitative methods, to defining “culture”, employee selection, performance management, union-management relations, and careers. Distinguished scholars discuss: national culture and cultural effects methodological issues in IHRM international performance management and appraisal international compensation international labor relations expatriate management. Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management is a timely reference for all professors, graduate students, and advanced practitioners in the rapidly growing area of human resource management whose work is conducted in an international context, and can be used in courses on international business, international human resources, and IO psychology.
Download and read online International human resource management in PDF and EPUB