International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management

By: Mustafa Ozbilgin (editor), William Harvey (editor), Dimitria Groutsis (editor)Paperback

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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, tutorial activities and discussion questions. The book concludes with three extended case studies, each based on a specific region, to help students consolidate their understanding.

About Author

Mustafa Ozbilgin is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Brunel Business School, Brunel University, London. Drawing on his research on equality, diversity and inclusion at work from comparative and relational perspectives, he has published more than 10 books and a large number of papers in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning and Education, British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management (US), Journal of Vocational Behavior, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Relations and Gender Work and Organization among others. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management (2010 to date) and he serves as an Associate Editor for Gender Work and Organization. He sits on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE), Journal of Managerial Psychology and Equality, and Diversity and Inclusion among others. Having worked at University of Hertfordshire, University of Surrey, Queen Mary, University of London and University of East Anglia over the last twelve years, Professor Ozbilgin has held visiting posts at Cornell University (USA), CEPS-Instead (Luxembourg), and the Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training (Japan). He currently holds visiting professorships at the University of Paris (Pantheon-Assass) and Dauphine University in France and St Gallen University in Switzerland. Dimitria Groutsis is a Senior Lecturer in Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney. Dimitria has conducted research on labour mobility and the related policy implications of this mobility in Australia and Europe. Her main focus has been on skilled migration with an emphasis on the medical profession. She is currently a member of an international team examining the mobility of health care professionals in Australia, Canada, the US and the UK. In 2006 she was awarded a visiting fellowship at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy where she conducted research on skilled migration into Greece. During this time she also continued her work with the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) on preserving a large historical archive depicting the history of post-war Greek emigration. Presently, her research draws on an historical perspective of migration to understand labour settlement needs and management responses to diversity. Dr William Harvey is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the University of Exeter. Will Harvey's research focuses on three particular areas. First, on how reputation is built and sustained within professional service firms. In particular, he is analysing how stakeholders judge quality and reputation within management consultancy firms as well as whether such firms have single or multiple reputations across different practice areas in various country contexts. Second, his work analyses the mobility, economic impact and social networks of highly skilled migrants. Specifically, he is focusing on British and Indian professionals working in a range of economic sectors around Boston and Vancouver. Finally, his research examines some of the methodological and practical challenges with interviewing elite business professionals. Will has published in a range of journals across the social sciences including Work and Occupations, Population, Space and Place, Qualitative Research, Global Networks, Asian Population Studies and Geoforum. He is an Associate Fellow in the Centre for Corporate Reputation at the Said Business School, University of Oxford.


Introduction: a multilevel approach to international human resource management Mustafa F. OEzbilgin, Dimitria Groutsis and William S. Harvey; 1. Global trends in international human resource management Yasin Rofcanin, Pinar Imer and Matthew Zingoni; 2. Cross-cultural management and managing cultural diversity Dimitria Groutsis, Eddy Ng and Mustafa Bilgehan Ozturk; 3. Key players in international human resource management Graham Hollinshead, Cynthia Forson, Natalia Rocha-Lawton and Moira Calveley; 4. Recruitment and selection in the international context Kristina Potocnik, Felisa Latorre, Beliz Dereli and Blanka Tacer; 5. Cross-cultural training and development for overseas assignments Aykut Berber, Yasin Rofcanin and Yitzhak Fried; 6. International reward Glenville Jenkins; 7. Employee retention Maria Balta; 8. International labour relations (ILR) Mustafa F. OEzbilgin; 9. Reputation in the context of IHRM William S. Harvey; 10. Expatriation and repatriation: case study in the Asia-Pacific Valerie Caven, Susan Kirk and Cindy Wang-Cowham; 11. Balancing inflows and outflows: case study in Europe Joana Vassilopoulou, Barbara Samaluk and Cathrine Seierstad; 12. Understanding self-initiation and lessons for international HR managers: case study insights from North America and Africa Ahu Tatli, Daphne Berry, Gulce Ipek and Kurt April; 13. Conclusion Mustafa F. OEzbilgin, Dimitria Groutsis and William S. Harvey.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107669543
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781107669543
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 1107669545

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