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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

The Global HRM Series has for over a decade been leading the way in advancing our understand of Global HRM issues. Edited and authored by the leading and highest-profile researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students and reflective practitioners accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. Individually and collectively, these books cover the core areas of the field, including titles on global leadership, global talent management, global careers, and the global HR function, as well as comparative volumes on HR in key global regions. 

The series is organized into two distinct strands: the first reflects key issues in managing global HRM; and the second comparative perspectives human resource management.  

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this well-established series has become the benchmark for serious textbooks on global HRM.  

The Publisher and Editors wish to thank the Founding Editors of the series – Randall Schuler, Susan Jackson, Paul Sparrow and Michael Poole.

Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors and the series is dedicated to his memory. 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History