Managing Global Legal Systems: International Employment Regulation and Competitive Advantage, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Managing Global Legal Systems

International Employment Regulation and Competitive Advantage, 1st Edition

By Gary W. Florkowski


272 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Author

Gary W. Florkowski is a faculty member at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, 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 / Corporate & Business History