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Managing the Global Workforce

Paula Caligiuri, David Lepak, Jaime Bonache

ISBN: 978-1-405-10732-7 March 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 230 Pages


Human resource management (HRM) is the strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization's employees. As the need for effective and top staff rises, Managing the Global Workforce provides the most up to date and topical information on accessing human resource management. Written by Paula Caligiuri, an author recognized as one of the most prolific authors in the field of international business for her work in global careers, this book covers the full range of strategic, comparative, and cross-cultural issues affecting the way a workforce is managed globally.
About the Authors.

Chapter 1 Introduction to International Dimensions of Human Resource Management.

Chapter 2 Global Business Strategy: The Foundation for Managing the Global Workforce.

Chapter 3 Comparative HR Systems: The Context for Managing the Global Workforce.

Chapter 4 Cross-cultural Differences: The Cultural Lens for Managing the Global Workforce.

Chapter 5 Global Workforce Planning: The Global Mobility of People, Jobs, and Knowledge.

Chapter 6 Managing Competencies: Recruitment, Selection, Training and Development of the Global Workforce.

Chapter 7 Managing Attitudes and Behavior: Motivating and Rewarding the Global Workforce.

Chapter 8 Conclusions.


  • new up-to-date coverage of stages of global development for organizations
  • presents 'three ways to organize the HR Function' world-wide
  • sets out cross-border differences in employment laws
  • includes 'the strategic global assignment process' - self-assessment of global competence
  • concludes by mapping future developments in field