6th Edition

Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management

    530 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    530 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.

    "This updated collection of readings and cases provides the reader with contemporary and critical insights on strategic international human resource management to responsible leadership in a multicultural environment. Students also gain an appreciation on managing cross-national and intra-national diversity."

    Eddy Ng, Dalhousie University, Canada