Handbook of International Human Resource Management: Integrating People, Process, and Context
DescriptionFrom 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
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Notes on the Contributors.
About the Editor.
PART I METHOD AND RESEARCH LENSES.
1 Integrating People, Process, and Context Issues in the Field of IHRM (PAUL SPARROW).
2 Multilevel Issues in IHRM: Mean Differences, Explained Variance, and Moderated Relationships (PATRICK WRIGHT AND KARINA VAN DE VOORDE).
3 Comparative Analysis of HR (WOLFGANG MAYRHOFER AND ASTRID REICHEL).
4 Contextual Influences on Cultural Research: Shifting Assumptions for New Workplace Realities (SONJA SACKMANN).
PART II MANAGING KEY STAFF GROUPS AND INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
5 Beyond International Experience: The Strategic Role of Cultural Intelligence for Executive Selection in IHRM (KOK-YEE NG, LINN VAN DYNE, AND SOON ANG).
6 Mutual Adjustment of Expatriates and International Team Members: The Role of Political and Social Skill (MICHAEL HARVEY AND MILORAD NOVICEVIC).
7 Beyond Expatriation: Different Forms of International Employment (VESA SUUTARI AND CHRIS BREWSTER).
8 Inpatriates as Agents of Cross-Unit Knowledge Flows in Multinational Corporations (SEBASTIAN REICHE, MARIA KRAIMER, AND ANNE-WIL HARZING).
9 Independent Consultants: How International Project Operations Create New IHRM Issues and Challenges (CATHERINE WELCH, DENICE WELCH, AND MARILYN FENWICK).
10 Gender Issues: Women in International Management (HELEN DE CIERI).
PART III MANAGING GLOBALIZATION PROCESSES AT THE LEVEL OF THE FIRM.
11 Multinational Companies, National Business Systems, and Reverse Diffusion (TONY EDWARDS).
12 Performance Management Across Borders (INGMAR BJÖRKMAN, WILHELM BARNER-RASMUSSEN, MATS EHRNROOTH, AND KRISTIINA MÄKELÄ).
13 Managing Knowledge Across Boundaries: A Learning Mix Perspective (BERTRAND MOINGEON, FABRICE LUMINEAU, AND ALEXANDRE PERRIN).
14 Structuring the IT-Enabled Transformation of HR: An HRM Frames Analysis in an International Company (TANYA BONDAROUK AND HUUB RUËL).
15 Employer Branding and Corporate Reputation Management in an International Context (GRAEME MARTIN AND SUSAN HETRICK).
16 Developing a Theory of Skills for Global HR (DAVID ASHTON, PHIL BROWN, AND HUGH LAUDER).
17 HR Offshoring and Outsourcing: Research Issues for IHRM (FANG LEE COOKE AND PAWAN BUDHWAR).
18 Globalizing Human Resource Management: Examining the Role of Networks (PAUL SPARROW, CHRIS BREWSTER, AND PAUL LIGTHART).
PART IV ORGANIZATIONAL ACTION IN CONTEXT.
19 IHRM in Non-Governmental Organizations: Challenges and Issues (MARILYN FENWICK AND MARGARET-ANN MCLEAN).
20 The Role of IHRM in the Formulation and Implementation of Ethics Programs in Multinational Enterprises (ABIHIJEET VADERA AND RUTH AGUILERA).
21 The Ethnic Factor in IHRM: A Research Agenda (STEPHEN NYAMBEGERA).
22 Shaping History: Global Leadership in the 21st Century (NANCY ADLER).
§ Provides a fresh and scholarly overview
§ Examines the combined impact of globalization; technological and social change; and the revolution in communications and how each has transformed the agenda in international HR
§ Part of Blackwell’s Handbook in Management series