This engaging textbook offers a readable introduction to International Human Resource Management. It explores the international and comparative dimensions of managing human resources, with a strong focus on the strategies and practices of multinational corporations (MNCs). It tackles the issues raised by cross-national and regional differences in institutions and cultures, and develops key themes including:
• The meaning of globalization and the extent to which is it is a novel phenomenon.
• The activity of MNCs and how this is embedded in distinctive institutional contexts.
• The challenges of integrating organisational HRM strategies on a global scale.
• The reality of how International HRM policies are negotiated and developed.
• Debates and controversies around key issues in International HRM.
Ideal for undergraduates taking International HRM courses, as well as Masters and MBA students studying HRM, employment relations, multinational companies or international and comparative business. Fully revised and updated in this new second edition, the book features:
• Clear, cohesive themes and debates that run throughout the book.
• Broad depth of coverage of multinational companies, reflecting current hot topics.
• Real life case studies throughout, showing how theory applies in practice.
• Contributions by experts in the field, actively edited by the lead authors to ensure
consistency for the reader.