1st Edition

Managing Global Legal Systems
International Employment Regulation and Competitive Advantage

ISBN 9780415369459
Published July 7, 2006 by Routledge
288 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

USD $79.95

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Book Description

Presenting a framework for understanding the corporate strategy-public policy interface as it relates to human capital management, this unique text treats legal systems as factors that must be actively managed in the firm’s larger pursuit of international competitive advantage. It provides readers with the most comprehensive description to date of the role that transnational, regional and national institutions play in the evolution of domestic employment regulation and international labour standards, and discusses the opportunities that employers have to influence their form and application.

High-profile news events from around the world are utilized to illustrate key concepts, offering unique insights into the regulatory environment that MNEs face when managing an international work force. Taking an applied approach to the subject of labour-market regulation on six continents, this book is a valuable reference for students and practitioners alike in the fields of HRM, business management and law.

Table of Contents

1. Global Legal Systems and the Employment Relationship  2. Global Institutions and the Evolution of Employment Regulation  3. Regional Institutions and the Evolution of Employment Regulation  4. National Institutions and the Evolution of Employment Regulation  5. The State and Industrial Relations in Global Perspective  6. Managing Domestic and Transnational Political-Behaviour  7. Managing Global Legal Systems for Competitive Advantage

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Gary W. Florkowski is a faculty member at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, USA.