International Human Resource Management: Globalization, National Systems and Multinational Companies (2nd Revised edition)

International Human Resource Management: Globalization, National Systems and Multinational Companies (2nd Revised edition)

By: Tony Edwards (author), Chris Rees (author)Paperback

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This exciting text tackles the issues raised by cross-national differences in HRM styles. It offers a readable introduction to International HRM, identifying a number of key themes: the meaning of globalization and the extent to which it is a novel phenomenon; the challenges to national traditions; the way in which many key issues within International HRM are contested; and the extent to which change in national systems is evident. The book is made up of two parts. The first part of the book examines the context of international HRM, examining the process of globalization and the origins of the distinctiveness of national business systems. The second part is concerned with specific issues relating to multinational organisations, 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. Ideal for 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.

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Chris Rees is Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations and Director of the MSc in International HRM at Royal Holloway, University of London. Tony Edwards is Director of the MSc in International Management and Reader in Comparative HRM at Kings College London.


CONTENTS 1. Introduction Tony Edwards & Chris Rees Part One - The Context for International HRM 2. Globalisation and Multinational Companies Chris Rees & Tony Edwards 3. Cultures, Institutions and Management Chris Rees & Tony Edwards 4. Nations, Regions and International HRM Phil Almond 5. International Structure and Strategy in MNCs Tony Edwards & Chris Rees 6. Global Integration and International HRM Adam Smale 7. The Diffusion of HR practices in MNCs Tony Edwards, Chris Rees & Miao Zhang 8. HR in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Tony Edwards & Chris Rees Part Two - The Management of International HRM 9. International Management Development Jean Woodall 10. Recruitment and Selection of International Managers Fiona Moore 11. International and Comparative Pay and Reward Guy Vernon 12. International and Comparative Employee Voice Enda Hannon 13. International Corporate Social Responsibility and HRM Sanjiv Sachdev 14. Migration and International HRM Stephen Bach 15. Outsourcing and International HRM Virginia Doellgast & Howard Gospel

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780273716129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780273716129
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0273716123
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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