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The Influence of Culture on Human Resource Management Processes and Practices

ISBN 9780805845990
Published December 7, 2007 by Psychology Press
344 Pages

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Book Description

It is clear that organizations are becoming more culturally diverse, and a better understanding of multiculturism and its impact on organizations is needed. This book, with contributions from expert academics, is designed to motivate both the further development of models concerned with the influence of cultural diversity on several Human Resource Management processes and practices and the design and conduct of empirical research on the same topic. It primarily focuses on processes and practices that occur at three general phases; the pre-hire phase, the selection phase, and the post-hire phase. An improved understanding of the roles that culture plays in such processes and practices should contribute to both the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations and the performance and well-being of their members.

This edited book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in industrial and organizational psychology, human resource management, sociology of work, and cultural diversity within organizations. It can provide a central resource in classes on organizational psychology, strategic human resource management, and global issues in human resource management. Professionals and practitioners who increasingly interact with organizational issues at the global level will find this book essential to their work.

Table of Contents

Series Preface J. Cleveland and E. Fleishman.  Culture H. Triandis and S. Wasti.  A Model of the Influence of Cultural Values on Job Application Intentions and Behaviors D. Stone, L. Isenhour and K. Lukaszweski.  The Clash Between 'Best Practices' for Selection and National Culture R. Dipboye and S. Halverson.  Culture and Human Resource Management Practices: Personnel Selection based on Personality Measures E. Stone-Romero and C. Thornson.  Designing and Delivering Training for Multi-Cultural Interactions in Organizations E. Salas, K. Wilson and R. Lyons.  Culture Diversity and Performance Appraisal Systems: Culture, Feedback, and Motivation G. Ferris and D. Treadway.  Compensation and Reward Systems in a Multicultural Context A. Joshi and J. Martocchio.  Cultural Variations in Employee Assistance Programs in an Era of Globalization R. Bhagat, P. Steverson and J. Segovis.  Work and Family Concerns and Practices: A Cross-National and Cultural Comparison of Ireland and the US J. Cleveland, A. McCarthy and J. Hemelright.  A Sensemaking Approach to Understanding Multicultural Teams: An Initial Framework C. Burke, H. Priest, C. Upshaw, E. Salas and L. Pierce.  Culture and Human Resource Management: Prospects for the Future E. Stone-Romero and D. Stone


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Dianna Stone is a professor of Management at University of Texas-San Antonio. She received her doctorate in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. Her research interests include diversity in organizations, cross-cultural issues in human resource management and human resource information systems.

Eugene Stone-Romero is a professor of management at University of Texas-San Antonio. He received his doctorate from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include cross-cultural issues, privacy in organizations, research methods and job satisfaction.


"This is an extremely timely book. The issue of how culture impacts human resource management processes and procedures could not be more critical for today's increasingly multi-cultural organizations. The book covers a wide range of topics in this arena and provides many important suggestions to academic researchers and HR professionals for advancing both our scientific knowledge and the quality of our day-to-day practices. Overall, a significant, highly interesting, and - to repeat - timely volume." - Lyman W. Porter, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine

"The relative dearth of volumes in this specific area coupled with the increasing interest in managing cultural styles makes this an important new book." - Jeffery Sanchez-Burks, University of Michigan