International Human Resource Management (Global HRM)

ISBN: 9780415773515
Publisher: Routledge
Edition: 3
Publication Date: 2008-08-29
Number of pages: 424
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This is an ideal foundation text for anyone studying or working in the International Human Resource Management (IHRM) arena. This text utilizes and incorporates most of what is currently known, researched or experienced in the field. It features data and examples from academic research, international businesses and consulting firms, as well as experiences of and interviews with HRM managers in multinational and global firms. This book offers both a theoretical and practical treatment of this important and constantly evolving area.

Thoroughly updated and revised, this second edition now includes key terms, learning objectives, discussion questions and an end-of-book integrative case. It has been designed to lead readers through all of the key topics in a highly engaging and approachable way. This book focuses on IHRM within multi-national enterprises (MNEs) and covers topics including:

* MNE and country culture
* organizational structure, strategy and design
* international joint ventures and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
* labour standards, ethics and codes of conduct
* selection and mangement of international assignees
* training and management development
* compensation and benefits
* health and safety and crisis management
* IHRM departments and professionals

Uncovering precisely why IHRM is important for success in international business and how IHRM policies and practices function within the multinational enterprise, this outstanding textbook provides an essential foundation for an understanding of the theory and practice of IHRM. This book is essential reading for all students, lecturers and IHRM professionals.

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