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International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management

Globalization, National Systems and Multinational Companies
2nd Edition

Chris Rees, Tony Edwards

Nov 2010, Paperback, 352 pages
ISBN13: 9780273716129
ISBN10: 0273716123
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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.


1. Introduction
Tony Edwards & Chris Rees

Part One – The Context for International HRM

2. Globalisation and Multinational Companies
Chris Rees & Tony Edwards

3. Cultures, Institutions and Management
Chris Rees & Tony Edwards

4. Nations, Regions and International HRM
Phil Almond

5. International Structure and Strategy in MNCs
Tony Edwards & Chris Rees

6. Global Integration and International HRM
Adam Smale

7. The Diffusion of HR practices in MNCs
Tony Edwards, Chris Rees & Miao Zhang

8. HR in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
Tony Edwards & Chris Rees

Part Two – The Management of International HRM

9. 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

Fully revised and updated in this new second edition, the book features:

• Clear, cohesive themes and debates that run throughout the book.

• Broad depth of coverage of multinational companies, reflecting current hot topics.

• Real life case studies throughout, showing how theory applies in practice.

• Contributions by experts in the field, actively edited by the lead authors to ensure

consistency for the reader.

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.

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