Managing Human Resources in Cross-Border Alliances

By Susan E Jackson, Yadong Luo, Randall S Schuler

© 2003 – Routledge

272 pages

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Paperback: 9780415369473
pub: 2003-05-01
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About the Book

Across the world, companies are forming some of the most complex and exciting collaborations in the business world: cross-border alliances (CBAs). Yet while this offers multinational companies a way into the global marketplace, there is no guarantee of success.

This book looks at the business and human resource issues arising in these complex collaborations, putting forward the case that the handling of these issues can determine the CBA's success. The book takes readers through the two main kinds of CBA - International Joint Ventures (IJV), and International Mergers and Acquisitions (IMA) - explaining how each type works and which human resource issues will arise. As well as analyzing these issues and explaining the relevant management, economics and sociological theories, this impressive text uses short end-of-chapter case studies and in depth end-of-text case studies to provide numerous practical examples.

The first major textbook that seriously studies human resource issues in a CBA context, this book offers both students of human resource / international business and practicing human resource professionals alike the frameworks for truly understanding the complexities of the area.

Table of Contents

1. Cross-Border Alliances and Human Resource Management 2. Global Strategic Alliances 3. HRM in International Joint Ventures 4. International Mergers and Acquisitions 5. HRM in International Mergers and Acquisitions 6. Understanding and Managing Cultural Diversity in Cross-Border Alliances 7. Understanding and Managing Cooperation, Control, Structure and Exit in Cross-Border Alliances 8. Cross-Border Alliances and the HRM Profession. Appendices: Appendix A: The International Joint Venture of Davidson-Marley BV (4 parts). Appendix B: Precision Measurement in Japan

About the Series

Global HRM

Edited and authored by the best and most well known researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. To be used individually or together, these books cover the main bases of the area, including titles on global alliances, corporations, leadership, legal systems, staffing and compensation systems.

The series is organized into three strands: the first reflects general issues of global HRM; the second more specific HR functions in a global context; and the third, comparative human resource management.

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this is a groundbreaking new series that answers a real need for serious textbooks on global HRM.


Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors, and Profesors Schuler, Jackson, and Sparrow wish to dedicate the series to his memory.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics