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International Human Resource Management

Policies and Practices for Multinational Enterprises, 4th Edition

By Dennis Briscoe, Randall Schuler, Ibraiz Tarique

© 2012 – Routledge

552 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Thoroughly updated and expanded, the fourth edition of International Human Resource Management: Policies and Practices for Multinational Enterprises now includes learning objectives, discussion questions, end-of-chapter cases, and two end-of-book integrative cases. It has been designed to lead readers through all of the key topics in a highly engaging and approachable way. This book focuses on International Human Resource Management within multi-national enterprises (MNEs) and covers topics including:

  • the development of IHRM
  • MNE and country culture
  • strategic IHRM
  • organizational structure and design
  • international joint ventures and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • labor standards, ethics and codes of conduct
  • global talent management
  • selection and management of international assignees
  • training and management development
  • compensation and benefits
  • health and safety and crisis management
  • international HRIS
  • international Human Resource Management departments and professionals.

Uncovering precisely why International Human Resource Management is important for success in international business and how International Human Resource Management policies and practices function within the multinational enterprise, this comprehensive textbook provides an outstanding foundation for understanding the theory and practice of International Human Resource Management. This book is essential reading for all students, lecturers and International Human Resource Management professionals.


'There is little doubt that Briscoe, Schuler and Tarique have set themselves an ambitious task in covering so much ground in this text. However, they have delivered on their objectives and produced an authoritative and comprehensive volume which reflects cutting-edge thinking and practice in the field of IHRM […] It will be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any reflective practitioner and will no doubt be widely adopted on IHRM courses across the globe.' - David G. Collings, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 23, No. 7, April 2012, 1507–1511

Table of Contents

Section One: Strategic Context

1. The Internationalization of Human Resource Management

2. Strategic International Human Resource Management

3. Design and Structure of the Multinational Enterprise

4. International Mergers and Acquisition, Joint Ventures, and Alliances

Section Two: National and Cultural Context

5. International Human Resource Management and Culture

6. International Employment Law, Labor Standards, and Ethics

7. International Employee Relations

Section Three: Global Talent Management

8. International Workforce Planning and Staffing

9. International Recruitment, Selection, and Repatriation

10. International Training and Management Development

11. International Compensation, Benefits, and Taxes

12. International Employee Performance Management

13. Well Being of the International Workforce, and International HRIS

14. Comparative IHRM: Operating in Other Regions and Countries

Section Four: Role and Future of IHRM

15. The IHRM Department, Professionalism, and Future Trends

About the Authors

Dennis Briscoe is Professor Emeritus of International Human Resource Management at the University of San Diego, USA where he taught for 29 years.

Randall Schuler is Professor of Strategic International Human Resource at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and Research Professor at Lorange Institute of Business, Zurich, Switzerland

Ibraiz Tarique is an Associate Professor of Management at Lubin School of Business, Department of Management and Management Science, Pace University, New York City Campus, USA.

About the Series

Global HRM

Edited and authored by the best and most well known researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. To be used individually or together, these books cover the main bases of the area, including titles on global alliances, corporations, leadership, legal systems, staffing and compensation systems.

The series is organized into three strands: the first reflects general issues of global HRM; the second more specific HR functions in a global context; and the third, comparative human resource management.

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this is a groundbreaking new series that answers a real need for serious textbooks on global HRM.


Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors, and Profesors Schuler, Jackson, and Sparrow wish to dedicate the series to his memory.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General