1st Edition

Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management

Edited By Michael M. Harris Copyright 2008
    286 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    286 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by 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.

    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.

    '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