Conducting business across national borders is nothing new; the Knights Templar were banking internationally as long ago as 1135. But modern globalization processes raise different challenges, and as the world becomes smaller and labour movements more common, an international understanding of human resource management is essential.
The second edition of International HRM provides a fully updated and revised analysis of this important area. Its innovative, multi-disciplinary approach allows a holistic picture to emerge in which key issues are assessed from organizational, individual and societal perspectives. The collection is divided into three parts:
Supported by new research, and including work from eminent writers in the field, this book discusses issues as diverse as the relative absence of women in international work, the ethical merits of localization, and the context faced by organizations like the United Nations. It is a valuable tool for all students, researchers and practitioners working in international business and human resource management.
‘The third edition of the outstanding Contemporary HR Issues in Europe book, by the leading HR gurus in the UK, is both timely and extremely important given the dramatic workplace changes during and since the ‘great recession’ of 2008. The chapters highlight issues of major importance in the changing landscape of people management going forward. This is a ‘must read’ for all HR professionals in Europe and beyond.’ –Sir Cary Cooper, University of Manchester, President of the CIPD, UK
‘For those looking for insights into the status of a ‘European model’ of international HRM, this is the book to read. A wide range of leading academics present a comprehensive account of developments in European IHRM, following the economic crisis. It presents an informed analysis of the current challenges facing HRM in Europe, including responses to the economic crisis, migration, flexible working, and generational differences in an aging workforce. A comprehensive framework utilises a macro – mezzo – micro perspective emphasises the importance of institutional issues and stakeholder interests. The distinctive approaches to HRM in Europe of MNCs from different countries, compared with those originating in Europe, are fully addressed as are specific HRM practices such as selection and performance management that can be affected by European institutional arrangements. The comprehensive and contemporary coverage of this book mark it out as a leader in the field of European IHRM.’ - David Guest, King’s College, UK
Second Edition: 1. A European Persepective on IHRM: An Introduction 2. Localization: A Strategic Response to Globalization 3. HR Sourcing and Shoring: Strategies, Drivers, Success Factors and Implications for HR 4. The Transfer of Strategic HR Know-how in MNCS: Mechanisms, Barriers and Initiatives 5. Resourcing International Assignees 6. An Integrative Framework for Expatriate Preparation and Training 7. Expatriate Adjustment: A More Nuanced View 8. Rewards for Internationally Mobile Employees 9. Repatriation: The End or the Middle? 10. Careers and Expatriation 11. Modern Forms of International Working 12. Capitalizing on an International Career: Career Capital Perspectives 13. Women on International Assignments 14. HRM and International Organizations