International Human Resource Management

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B. Sebastian Reiche, Anne-Wil Harzing, Helene Tenzer
SAGE Publications, Feb 15, 2019 - Business & Economics - 640 pages

Used by over 25,000 students across 130 countries, this bestselling text, written by leading international experts in each topic, retains its critical edge, academic rigour and breadth of coverage in the new fifth edition.

The new edition reflects the contemporary debates and emerging issues in the field of International HRM, supplementing classic theories and models with recent research and international developments. Divided into three parts, the first section looks at the ways of thinking about IHRM theory and practice; the second section deals with multinational companies and how they manage their workforce around the world; the final section looks at both traditional and newer approaches to IHRM policies and practices.

A selection of up-to-date examples from across the globe are used to support the text, including Uber’s regulatory challenges across Europe, the gig economy, employment rights after Brexit, health insurance for part-timers in the US and EU, attracting and retaining ‘millennials’, the world’s happiest and unhappiest countries, and CSR in Hong Kong.

The book is complemented by free online resources for lecturers and students, including PowerPoint slides, additional case studies, SAGE video clips with critical thinking questions, free SAGE journal articles for every chapter, annotated useful weblinks, and suggested answers to self-assessment questions.

Suitable reading for upper-undergraduate and masters level students on IHRM modules.

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About the author (2019)

B. Sebastian Reiche is Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. His research focuses on the forms, prerequisites and consequences of global work, international HRM, global leadership and knowledge transfer. He is Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and regularly blogs on topics related to expatriation and global work (

Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting Professor of International Management at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Anne-Wil’s research interests include IHRM, HQ-subsidiary relationships, transfer of HRM practices, the role of language in international business, the international research process, and the quality and impact of academic research.

Helene Tenzer is Associate Professor of International Business at Tübingen University in Germany. Her research focuses primarily on multinational teams, language diversity in international management, and organisational behaviour. She has published on these topics in outlets such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of World Business. In addition, she has founded a research network on language issues in management with currently over 100 international members.

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