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International Human Resource Management: Globalization, National Systems and Multinational Companies, 2nd Edition

by: Tony Edwards, Chris Rees

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Publisher: ,03.11.10

Category: Human Resource Management Level:

ISBN: 0273716123
ISBN13: 9780273716129

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This exciting text tackles the issues raised by cross-national differences in HRM styles. It offers a readable introduction to International HRM, identifying a number of key themes: the meaning of globalization and the extent to which it is a novel phenomenon; the challenges to national traditions; the way in which many key issues within International HRM are contested; and the extent to which change in national systems is evident.

The book is made up of two parts. The first part of the book examines the context of international HRM, examining the process of globalization and the origins of the distinctiveness of national business systems. The second part is concerned with specific issues relating to multinational organisations, such as how and why they transfer practices across operations in different countries. In addition, this part tackles HR issues in international context, such as management development, pay and reward, and recruitment and selection.

Ideal for undergraduates taking International HRM courses, those taking Masters programmes in HRM, and MBA students. It may also be used as supplementary reading for comparative industrial relations courses that feature multinational companies.

New To This Edition


            New and updated case studies throughout, with a broader global spread of organisations covered.

            Increased focus on comparative HRM.

Features and Benefits


  * Clear, cohesive themes throughout to help students see the 'big picture'.

  * Broad depth of coverage of multinational companies reflects the current major themes in this topic.

  * Case studies throughout help students to see how the theory applies in practice (including many from the authors' own research).

  * International HRM is approached from an institutional context, which means that students will understand more than just the cultural values of this subject.

  * Contributions by experts in the field, actively edited by the lead authors, ensures that the material is clear and consistent for the reader.

Table of Contents




Tony Edwards & Chris Rees

Part One - The Context for International HRM


Globalisation and Multinational Companies
Chris Rees & Tony Edwards


Cultures, Institutions and Management
Chris Rees & Tony Edwards


Nations, Regions and International HRM
Phil Almond


Strategy and Structure in MNCs
Tony Edwards & Chris Rees


Global Integration and International HRM
Adam Smale


Transfer and Diffusion of HR practices in MNCs
Tony Edwards, Chris Rees & Miao Zhang


Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
Tony Edwards & Chris Rees

Part Two - The Management of International HRM


International Management Development
Jean Woodall

10. Recruitment and Selection of International Managers
Fiona Moore

11. International and Comparative Pay and Reward
Guy Vernon

12. International and Comparative Employee Voice
Enda Hannon

13. International Corporate Social Responsibility and HRM
Sanjiv Sachdev

14. Migration and International HRM
Stephen Bach

15. Outsourcing and International HRM
Virginia Doellgast & Howard Gospel

About the Authors


Chris Rees is Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations and Director of the MSc in International HRM at Royal Holloway, University of London. Tony Edwards is Director of the MSc in International Management and Reader in Comparative HRM at Kings College London.