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Transnational Management and Globalised Workers

Nurses Beyond Human Resources, 1st Edition

By Tricia Cleland Silva

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206 pages

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There are 60 million health care workers globally and most of this workforce consists of nurses, as they are key providers of primary health care. Historically, the global nurse occupation has been predominately female and segregated along gendered, racialised and classed hierarchies. In the last decade, new actors have emerged in the management of health care human resources, specifically from the corporate sector, which has created new interactions, networks, and organisational practices.

This book urgently calls for the reconceptualisation in the theoretical framing of the globalised nurse occupation from International Human Resource Management (IHRM) to Transnational Human Resource Management (THRM). Specifically, the book draws on critical human resource management literature and transnational feminist theories to frame the strategies and practices used to manage nurses across geographical sites of knowledge production and power, which centralise on how and by whom nurses are managed. In its current managerial form, the author argues that the nurses are constructed and produced as resources to be packaged for clients in public and private organisations.

Table of Contents

  1. TRANSNATIONAL MANAGEMENT OF GLOBALISED WORKERS: NURSES BEYOND HUMAN RESOURCES
  2. Introduction

    Transnational human resource management of nurse labour

    Aim of the book

    The structure of the book

    FRAMING: PART ONE

  3. PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSNATIONALISATION OF CARE AND THE NURSE LABOUR MARKET
  4. Transnational nurse labour migration: a macro overview

    Regional and global flows of transnational nurse migration

    Traditional nurse-migration patterns

    Gendered migration of labour

    Global care economies

    Global care chains

    Global Nurse Care Chains

    Transnationalisation of care and producer-based care networks

    Nurse work as gendered and racialised labour in work organisations

    Coping management of nurse work

    Inequality regimes in work organisations

    Neoliberalism governance within the transnationalisation of care

    Summary and concluding thoughts

  5. FRAMING TRANSNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OF NURSE LABOUR
  6. Critical engagement within international human resource management

    Critical theorists in HRM and IHRM

    Transnational Feminisms

    Organisations and institutional barriers to equality in a globalised world: the work of Joan Acker

    Postmodernism and transnational organising: the work of Marta B. Calás and Linda Smircich

    Outside organisations and outside the ‘international’: the work of Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan

    Outside organisations and neocolonial structural controls: the work of Chandra Mohanty

    Working with transnational feminism(s)

    Transnational human resource management: the case of producer-based care networks

    Summary and concluding thoughts

    SITUATING: PART TWO

  7. REPRESENTATIVES AND SOCIAL WORLDS IN TRANSNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OF NURSE LABOUR
  8. A situated approach to mapping transnational human resource management of nurses

    Collecting data on the conditions of the situated story

    Representative entrepreneurs, implicated actors, and social worlds

    Interviews: gaining access to social worlds

    Documentary method: material presence of social relations and actions

    Participatory observations: maps, memos, and reflection of the situation and its social worlds/arenas

    Research diary entries and personal reflection/self-analysis

    Research interest situated in lived experience

    Summary and concluding thoughts

  9. MAPPING SOCIAL WORLDS THROUGH DISCOURSE, TEXT, AND MATERIALITY
  10. What is discourse and why analyse it?

    Varieties of discourse analysis

    Core dimensions of discourse analysis

    Theoretical approaches to discourse analysis

    The material-discursive and multi-domains approach to discourse

    Discourse analysis of this research: some comments about linguistic language use and situated knowledge

    Situational analysis as approach to discourse, power and materiality

    Ordered situational maps

    Social worlds/Arena Maps

    Positions in discourses

    Summary and concluding thoughts

    A SITUATION: PART 3

  11. TRANSNATIONAL MANAGEMENT OF NURSES IN PRODUCER-BASED CARE NETWORKS IN FINLAND
  12. Establishing the arena of producer-based care networks

    Preparing for import: making a case out of the recruitment of nurses from the Philippines

    Pioneering the supply practice of transnational nursing labour

    Making Finland attractive to recruit immigrant professional workers public representatives asserting more dominance

    The legitimisation of nurse imports during economic recession

    Situating transnational management of nurses

    Summary and concluding thoughts

  13. DISCURSIVE POSITIONS AND STRUCTURAL BARRIERS TO EQUALITY IN TRANSNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  14. The Philippines as a source for nurse human capital and the warm, optimistic Filipino nurse

    Standardised work requirements of Filipino nurses and the use of Finnish language in the workplace

    Organising the general requirements

    Class hierarchies

    Recruitment and hiring

    Wage setting and supervisory practices

    Informal interactions while ‘doing work’

    Discursive positions on ethical recruitment

    Structural inequality barriers through transnational human resource practices

    Summary and concluding thoughts

  15. CONCLUSIONS

Mapping the social worlds of transnational human resource management

Transnational human resource management: a theoretical contribution

Transnational human resource management of nurses: an empirical contribution

Mapping social worlds in the arena of producer-based care networks: a methodological contribution

Policy implications

Not the end of the journey: future research possibilities

About the Author

Tricia Cleland Silva is a Lecturer and Post Doctoral Researcher at Hanken School of Economics, Finland. She is the co-founder of Metaphora International, a consultancy that works with finding meaning in management and strategy through stories and metaphors.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

The aim of the Employment and Work Relations in Context Series is to address questions relating to the evolving patterns and politics of work, employment, management and industrial relations. There is a concern to trace out the ways in which wider policy-making, especially by national governments and transnational corporations, impinges upon specific workplaces, occupations, labour markets, localities and regions. This invites attention to developments at an international level, marking out patterns of globalization, state policy and practices in the context of globalization and the impact of these processes on labour. A particular feature of the series is the consideration of forms of worker and citizen organization and mobilization. The studies address major analytical and policy issues through case study and comparative research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS030000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS085000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior