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6th Edition

Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management

ISBN 9781138950528
Published November 7, 2016 by Routledge
530 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The new edition of Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management examines the interactions between people, cultures, and human resource systems in a wide variety of regions throughout the world.

Taking account of recent developments in the international human resources management (IHRM) field, the sixth edition will enable students to meet the international challenges they will face in the workforce, and sensitize them to the complexity of human resource issues in the era of globalization.

Features include:

  • New readings and case studies that account for recent changes in the field, positioned alongside "tried and true" material.
  • An increased focus on cross-cultural diversity and tools to bridge "social distance" between team members.
  • Supplemental material and teaching notes, available for download, to enhance instructors’ abilities to use the readings and cases with their students.

With well-known contributors and field experts, this is the ideal accompaniment for any class in international human resource management, organizational studies, or international business.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Context of IHRM: Challenges, Strategies, and External Forces


1.1 Putting the Challenges of International Human Resource Management into Perspective

Paul Evans, Vladimir Pucik, and Ingmar Björkman

1.2 Managing Global Talent Challenges with Global Talent Management Initiatives

Randall S. Schuler, Susan E. Jackson, and Ibraiz Tarique

1.3 Localisation: Societies, Organisations and Employees

Wes Harry and David G. Collings


1.1 Peter Hansen: Building a World-Class Product Development Centre for Hi-Tech Systems in China

Ingmar Björkman

1.2 Socometal: Rewarding African Workers

Evalde Mutabazi and C. Brooklyn Derr

1.3 Four Seasons Goes to Paris

Roger Hallowell, David Bowen, and Carin-Isabel Knoop

Part 2: Cross-Cultural and Diversity Management


2.1 Diversity as Strategy

David A. Thomas

2.2 In the Eye of the Beholder: Cross-Cultural Lessons in Leadership from Project Globe

Mansour Javidan, Peter W. Dorfman, Mary Sully de Luque, and Robert J. House

2.3 Multicultural Individuals: What Can They Bring to Global Organizations?

Stacey R. Fitzsimmons, Christof Miska, and Günter K. Stahl


2.1 Olivia Francis

Mark E. Mendenhall

2.2 Johannes van den Bosch Sends an Email

Joseph J. DiStefano

2.3 B. Uwa Ode: A Cultural Chameleon or Stranded between Cultural Chairs?

Sebastian Reiche and Yih-teen Lee

Part 3: Global Staffing and Management of Global Mobility


3.1 Types of International Assignees

David G. Collings, Anthony McDonnell, and Amy McCarter

3.2 Expatriate Performance Appraisal: Problems and Solutions

Gary R. Oddou and Mark E. Mendenhall

3.3 Compensating Global Employees

Jaime Bonache and Luigi Stirpe


3.1 Fred Bailey: An Innocent Abroad

J. Stewart Black

3.2 Selecting a Country Manager for Delta Beverages India: Part I and II

Paula Caligiuri and Henry W. Lane

3.3 Andreas Weber’s Reward for Success in an International Assignment: A Return to an Uncertain Future

Günter K. Stahl and Mark E. Mendenhall

Part 4: People Issues in Global Teams, Alliances, Mergers, and Acquisitions


4.1 Global Teams That Work: A Framework for Bridging Social Distance

Tsedal Neeley

4.2 Managing Alliances and Joint Ventures

Vladimir Pucik, Paul Evans and Ingmar Björkman

4.3 IHRM Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

Satu Teerikangas, Günter K. Stahl, Ingmar Björkman and Mark E. Mendenhall


4.1 Hailing a New Era: Haier in Japan

Carlos Sánchez-Runde, Yih-teen Lee, and B. Sebastian Reiche

4.2 Lenovo-IBM (A): Bridging Cultures, Languages, and Time Zones, and Lenovo-IBM (B): Integration Challenges

Kathrin Köster and Günter K. Stahl

4.3 Guangdong Electronics

Ingmar Björkman and Ming Zeng

Part 5: Responsible Leadership in a Global and Cross-Cultural Context


5.1 Values in Tension: Ethics Away from Home

Thomas Donaldson

5.2 The Challenge of Responsible Global Leadership

Günter K. Stahl, Christof Miska, Laura J. Noval and Verena J. Patock

5.3 Global Leadership for Sustainable Development

Ina Aust and Marie-Thérèse Claes


5.1 Changmai Corporation

Charlotte Butler and Henri-Claude de Bettignies

5.2 Levi Strauss & Co.: Addressing Child Labour in Bangladesh

Nicola Pless and Thomas Maak

5.3 EVN in Bulgaria – Engaging the Roma Community

Barbara Coudenhove-Kalergi and Christian Seelos

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B. Sebastian Reiche is an Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School, Spain.

Günter K. Stahl is Professor of International Management at WU Vienna, Austria.

Mark E. Mendenhall is the J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, USA.

Gary R. Oddou is Professor Emeritus of International Management and former Director of the Global Business Management program at California State University in San Marcos, USA.