Edited by Hugh Scullion, David G. Collings
Published March 9th 2006 by Routledge – 216 pages
Series: Global HRM
Staffing is one of the biggest issues facing companies moving into the global market today. This book provides a multi-disciplinary, integrated and critical discussion-based analysis of current and emerging issues in global staffing.
It critically examines best practice and leading approaches, drawing on research from a range of disciplines including international strategy, management, HRM and organizational theory. The key theme of localization is also examined along with the complex associated implementation issues in a number of different regions.
This text takes a truly international approach, giving students of HRM and international business an in-depth understanding of the processes of global staffing.
‘Staffing is a key HRM activity critical for understanding organisations and organisational performance. This book, written inspiringly, makes a unique contribution through its wide range of classical as well as contemporary topics, its critical research focus and the coherent themes running through the book. It provides a truly global perspective, thus combining much of the existing knowledge – highly recommended for researchers, practitioners and students interested in the field!’ - Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
1. Introduction 2. Approaches to International Staffing 3. Strategic Motivations for International Transfers: Why do MNCs Use Expatriates? 4. International Recruitment and Selection 5. International Talent Management 6. Cross Cultural Training 7. Localisation: Societies, Organisations and Employees 8. Alternative Forms of International Assignments 9. Women in International Management 10. Repatriation: The Frequently Forgotten Phase of an International Assignment
Hugh Scullion is Professor of International Management and Director of the Strathclyde International Business Unit, Strathclyde University Business School, Glasgow.
David G. Collings is Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at the Sheffield University Management School and Visiting Research Fellow at the Strathclyde International Business Unit, Strathclyde University Business School, Glasgow.