Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management (Research Handbooks in Business and Management Series)

Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management (Research Handbooks in Business and Management Series)

By: Wolfgang Mayrhofer (editor), Chris Brewster (editor)Hardback

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This unique and path-breaking Handbook explores the issue of comparative Human Resource Management (HRM) and challenges the notion that there can be a `one best way' to manage HRM. The Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management provides a theoretical, practical and regional analysis of comparative HRM. This book, edited by two specialists on comparative HRM and written by leading experts on each topic and from each region, explores the range of different approaches to conceptualising HRM, and highlights HRM policy and practice that occur in the various regions of the world. As such, the volume provides a challenge to the typical assumption that there are consistent problems in managing human resources around the globe that call for standardised solutions. Instead, the contributors emphasise the importance of institutional and cultural factors that make HRM a most context-sensitive management task. Offering a comprehensive view for readers with different interests, this insightful Handbook will prove to be an essential resource for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in international business, business administration, HRM, socio-economics and cross-cultural management. Practitioners interested in the cultural aspects of HRM will also find this Handbook invaluable.

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Edited by Chris Brewster, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK, Vaasa University, Finland and Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands and Wolfgang Mayrhofer, WU Vienna, Austria


Contents: 1. Comparative Human Resource Management: An Introduction Chris Brewster and Wolfgang Mayrhofer PART I: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES 2. Institutional Approaches to Comparative HRM Geoffrey Wood, Alexandros Psychogios, Leslie T. Szamosi and David G. Collings 3. Cultural Perspectives on Comparative HRM B. Sebastian Reiche, Yih-teen Lee and Javier Quintanilla 4. Critical Approaches to Comparative HRM Tuomo Peltonen and Eero Vaara 5. Empirical Research Issues in Comparative HRM Ingo Weller and Barry Gerhart PART II: HRM TASKS AND THEMES 6. Recruitment and Selection in Context Irene Nikandrou and Leda Panayotopoulou 7. HRM Activities: Pay and Rewards Marion Festing, Allen D. Engle Sr., Peter J. Dowling and Ihar Sahakiants 8. Human Resource Development: National Embeddedness Olga Tregaskis and Noreen Heraty 9. Comparing National Approaches to Management Development Christopher Mabey and Matias Ramirez 10. Comparative Employment Relations: Definitional, Disciplinary and Development Issues Werner Nienhuser and Chris Warhurst 11. Organising HRM: The HRM Department and Line Management Roles in a Comparative Perspective Julia Brandl, Ina Ehnert and Anna Bos-Nehles 12. Comparative Analysis of Employment Contracts Paul Sparrow 13. Careers: A Country-Comparative View Mila Lazarova, Francoise Dany and Wolfgang Mayrhofer 14. Flexible Work Practices Maria C. Gonzalez and Phil Almond 15. Financial Participation Andrew Pendleton and Erik Poutsma 16. Performance Management Paul Boselie, Elaine Farndale and Jaap Paauwe 17. International Perspectives on Diversity and Equal Treatment Policies and Practices Alain Klarsfeld, Gwendolyn M. Combs, Lourdes Susaeta and Maria Belizon 18. A Cross-National Perspective on the Intersection between Information Technology and HRM Huub J.M. Ruel and Tanya Bondarouk PART III: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES 19. HRM Practice and Scholarship: A North American Perspective Susan E. Jackson, Randall S. Schuler, David Lepak and Ibraiz Tarique 20. Latin American HRM Models Anabella Davila and Marta M. Elvira 21. The Practice of HRM in Africa in Comparative Perspective Christine Bischoff and Geoffrey Wood 22. Human Resource Management in the Middle East Pawan Budhwar and Kamel Mellahi 23. European Human Resource Management: A Contextualised Stakeholder Perspective Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Paul Sparrow and Chris Brewster 24. The Transition States of Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union Michael J. Morley, Dana Minbaeva and Snejina Michailova 25. Human Resource Management in the Indian Subcontinent Pawan Budhwar and Arup Varma 26. HRM and Asian Socialist Economies in Transition: China, Vietnam and North Korea Ngan Collins, Ying Zhu and Malcolm Warner 27. Japan, Korea and Taiwan: Issues and Trends in Human Resource Management Philippe Debroux, Wes Harry, Shigeaki Hayashi, Hwang Heh Jason, Keith Jackson and Toru Kiyomiya 28. Models of Human Resource Management in Australia and New Zealand Peter Boxall and Steve Frenkel Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847207265
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9781847207265
  • ISBN10: 184720726X

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