International Human Resource Management

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Anne-Wil Harzing, Ashly Pinnington
SAGE, Nov 12, 2010 - Business & Economics - 664 pages
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The eagerly-awaited Third Edition of the hugely successful International Human Resource Management succeeds in maintaining the academic rigour and critical focus that have established its reputation as the most authoritative and cutting-edge text in the field.

Positioning itself firmly within the 'globalized' environment, it provides wide-ranging and truly international coverage driven by the expertise of a writing team comprised of internationally renowned experts.

New to the Third Edition:

- Completely revised and restructured to better match international HRM courses.

- New chapters include: social responsibility, sustainability and diversity, comparative HRM and approaches to IHRM.

- 'Country-focus' boxed feature comparing and contrasting issues in different countries.

- Further international examples and case studies.

- Each chapter ends with stimulating discussion questions and self-assessment questions to encourage students to test their knowledge.

- A companion website with instructors' manual and free full-text journal articles and additional case material for students.

`The Third Edition of International Human Resource Management is a comprehensive guide for today’s IHRM researchers, students, and practitioners. It covers not only traditional IHRM topics such as expatriate selection and the implications of cultural differences, but also advances our understanding of topics that have gained importance recently such as strategic IHRM and international total rewards programs. As a text, it has the advantage of including chapters covering each of the major topics in IHRM carefully chosen and orchestrated by an excellent editing team and written by leading specialists in each topic. The inclusion of discussion questions for students and instructor materials makes it a student-friendly instructional resource' - Mark F. Peterson Professor of Management and International Business at Florida Atlantic University


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PART 1 Strategic Comparative and Organisational Perspectives on IHRM
1Strategic Management and IHRM
2 Comparative Human Resource Management
3 Culture inInternational Human Resource Management
4 Human Resource Management in CrossBorder Mergers and Acquisitions
5 Approaches to IHRM
PART 2 International Assignments and Employment Practices
10 Managing Knowledge in Multinational Firms
11 The Development of Global Leaders and Expatriates
12 Global and Local Resourcing
13 Global Performance Management
14 Total Rewards in the International Context
PART 4 Developments in IHRM Policy and Practice
15 Women Leadingand Managing Worldwide
16 Global WorkLife Management in Multinational Corporations

6 International Assignments
7 Multinational Companies and the Host Country Environment
8 The Transfer of Employment Practices Across Borders in Multinational Companies
9 High Performance Work Systems International Evidence of the Impact on Firms and Employees
PART 3 IHRM Practices
17 Regulation and Change in Global Employment Relations
18 Socia lResponsibility Sustainability and Diversity of Human Resources

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About the author (2010)

Anne-Wil is Research Professor and Research Development Advisor at ESCP Europe, London. Her research interests include international HRM, expatriate management, HQ-subsidiary relationships, the role of language in international business, the international research process, and the quality & impact of academic research.

She has published or presented more than 160 books, book chapters, and academic papers about these topics in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, International Business Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Organization Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Anne-Wil also has a keen interest in issues relating to journal quality and research performance metrics. In this context she is the editor of the Journal Quality List, the provider of Publish or Perish, a software program that retrieves and analyses academic citations, and the author of “The Publish or Perish Book: Your guide to effective and responsible citation analysis”.

Professor Ashly Pinnington is the Dean of the Faculty of Business at the British University in Dubai and Professor of Human Resource Management. Professor Pinnington is also an Honorary Fellow at the Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester; and a Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.


He has worked mainly in the UK, Australia and the UAE, and co-edited and authored books for Sage, McGraw-Hill and Oxford University Press. Professor Pinnington’s current research interests include: Social Responsibility, Ethics and IHRM, Leadership Development, and the Management and Internationalization of Professional Service Firms. He has published articles on these and other topics in numerous journals including: the British Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Gender Work & Organization, Leadership, and the International Journal of Project Management.


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