Introduction to International Human Resource Management

Paperback | March 12, 2013

byEileen Crawley, Stephen Swailes, David Walsh

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This text is an ideal introduction to international human resource management. Accessible language and real-life examples are employed, and no prior understanding of HRM or labour economics is assumed. This makes the text perfectly suited for the large number of students who do not hold anundergraduate degree in business or HRM, or for whom English is not their first language. The text will also be welcomed by students who have taken an introductory module in HRM but would like to be reminded of the core concepts before exploring how these work in an international context.A wide range of examples is explored from countries such as China, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Germany, Japan and Bangladesh as well as from the UK and USA. Discussion activities are embedded throughout the text to encourage a critical approach to the subject. A glossary of terms is provided forease of reference.The book is clearly structured in two parts. The comparative approach in Part 1 ensures the student understands the implications of the changing business environment on IHRM, demonstrating the importance of national culture and institutional differences and how this informs the debates and theories.Part 2 presents the practice of IHRM, showing the decisions organizations have to make, and the dilemmas they face when implementing HRM policy and practice.The table of contents has been designed to map closely to courses. A chapter on international talent management explores a particularly 'hot topic' in HRM, which is under-represented in existing texts. The final chapter on the 'dark side' of international human resource management takes a criticalapproach and uncovers the exploitation that can occur within this area, again something that is under-discussed in other texts.Online Resource CentreFor lecturers:* 1000-word case study, with questions and answers for lecturers; one case for each chapter of the book* Written assignment ideasSeminar discussion ideasFor students:* Web links* Answers to the end-of-chapter questions.

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This text is an ideal introduction to international human resource management. Accessible language and real-life examples are employed, and no prior understanding of HRM or labour economics is assumed. This makes the text perfectly suited for the large number of students who do not hold anundergraduate degree in business or HRM, or for...

Eileen Crawley has had a varied professional and academic career which had included working for the Open University as a tutor on its MBA programme for students in Spain, Austria and Belgium, and working also as a Senior Lecturer for the University of Bournemouth Business School. Eileen has also spent a year teaching in Jiaxing, Zheji...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:March 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199563217

ISBN - 13:9780199563210

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Context of IHRM1. What is IHRM? Definitions and perspectives2. The wider context of IHRM3. Key academic models, theories and debates4. Why does culture matter?5. What is the institutional approach?Part 2: Challenges of HRM in multi-national enterprises6. Recruitment and selection7. International reward management8. Performance management9. Training, development and knowledge management10. Managing diversity11. Corporate social responsibility and ethical issues12. Managing the employment relationship13. Global talent management14. The dark side of international employment - modern slavery?

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"I especially like the book's coverage of both macro and micro aspects, and the chapter on the dark-side - which is increasingly relevant nowadays. This is a reader-friendly text which is particularly suitable for overseas students." --Dr Hammad Akbar, Lecturer in Management and Course Director, MSc in International Human Resource Management, Norwich Business School