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Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management

1st Edition

Edited by Michael M. Harris

Psychology Press

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Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management, a book in LEA’s Organization and Management Series, provides a sophisticated, in-depth examination of research in international human resource management (IHRM). Editor Michael M. Harris compiles research in IHRM that is otherwise fragmented across numerous journals and conducted from several different approaches. In so doing, Harris recommends new directions and hypotheses to guide future researchers.

This well-organized and much needed volume explores topics ranging from how to conduct international human resource management using both qualitative and quantitative methods, to defining “culture”, employee selection, performance management, union-management relations, and careers. Distinguished scholars discuss:

  • national culture and cultural effects
  • methodological issues in IHRM
  • international performance management and appraisal
  • international compensation
  • international labor relations
  • expatriate management.

Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management is a timely reference for all professors, graduate students, and advanced practitioners in the rapidly growing area of human resource management whose work is conducted in an international context, and can be used in courses on international business, international human resources, and IO psychology.


'The chapters in this important volume reflect in-depth, nuanced treatments of the most challenging issues that International Human Resource Managment scholars face. Each chapter is thoroughtly documented, and identifies the kinds of challenging questions that will define IHRM research for years to come.' - Wayne F. Cascio, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, USA

'The Handbook’s in-depth and research-based treatment of key international human resource issues makes it a valuable resource not only for researchers, but also for managers charged with making and implementing international human resource strategies and decisions.' Barry Gerhart, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Table of Contents

M.M. Harris,Introduction. J.J. Lawler, F.O. Walumbwa, B. Bai, National Culture and Cultural Effects. R.P. Gephart, J. Richardson, Qualitative Research Methodologies and International Human Resource Management. D. Chan, Methodological Issues in International Human Resource Management Research. P.R. Sparrow, W. Braun, Human Resource Strategy in International Context. F. Lievens, Research on Selection in an International Context: Current Status and Future Directions. C. Bailey, C. Fletcher, International Performance Management and Appraisal: Research Perspectives. M.M. Harris, S. Park, International Compensation. G. Hundley, P. Marett, International Labor Relations. J.R. Mesmer-Magnus, V.C. Viswesvaran, Expatriate Management. J-L. Cerdin, A. Bird, Careers in a Global Context. M.M. Harris, Summary and Conclusions.

About the Series

Organization and Management Series

The Organization and Management Series publishes books that establish innovative avenues of inquiry or significantly alter the course of contemporary research in an established area.

Taking a broad view of the domain of organization and management scholarship, the editors seek to publish theoretical and empirical works grounded in a variety of disciplinary perspectives that focus on units of analysis ranging from individuals to industries. In addition, the series welcomes purely methodological contributions, as well as edited volumes of original essays.

Manuscript proposals should be sent to: Art Brief, Department of Management, University of Utah, 1645 E Campus Center Drive #105, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9304 (arthur.brief@business.utah.edu), Michael Frese (michfrese@googlemail.com), Kim Elsbach (kdelsbach@ucdavis.edu), and Christina Chronister (christina.chronister@taylorandfrancis.com).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology