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Global Staffing

1st Edition

Edited by Hugh Scullion, David G. Collings


216 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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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

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Global HRM

The Global HRM Series has for over a decade been leading the way in advancing our understand of Global HRM issues. Edited and authored by the leading and highest-profile researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students and reflective practitioners accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. Individually and collectively, these books cover the core areas of the field, including titles on global leadership, global talent management, global careers, and the global HR function, as well as comparative volumes on HR in key global regions. 

The series is organized into two distinct strands: the first reflects key issues in managing global HRM; and the second comparative perspectives human resource management.  

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this well-established series has become the benchmark for serious textbooks on global HRM.  

The Publisher and Editors wish to thank the Founding Editors of the series – Randall Schuler, Susan Jackson, Paul Sparrow and Michael Poole.

Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors and the series is dedicated to his memory. 

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