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Thoroughly updated and expanded, the fourth edition of International Human Resource Management: Policies and Practices for Multinational Enterprises now includes learning objectives, discussion questions, end-of-chapter cases, and two end-of-book integrative cases. It has been designed to lead readers through all of the key topics in a highly engaging and approachable way. This book focuses on International Human Resource Management within multi-national enterprises (MNEs) and covers topics including:

  • The development of IHRM
  • MNE and country culture
  • Strategic IHRM
  • Organizational structure and design
  • International joint ventures and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Labor standards, ethics and codes of conduct
  • Global talent management
  • Selection and management of international assignees
  • Training and management development
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Health and safety and crisis management
  • International HRIS
  • International Human Resource Management departments and professionals

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

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Editorial Reviews

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'There is little doubt that Briscoe, Schuler and Tarique have set themselves an ambitious task in covering so much ground in this text. However, they have delivered on their objectives and produced an authoritative and comprehensive volume which reflects cutting-edge thinking and practice in the field of IHRM [...] It will be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any reflective practitioner and will no doubt be widely adopted on IHRM courses across the globe.' - David G. Collings, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 23, No. 7, April 2012, 1507–1511
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415884761
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/24/2011
  • Series: Global HRM Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 374,726
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Briscoe is Professor of International Human Resource Management at the University of San Diego where he has taught for over 20 years.

Randall Schuler is Professor of Strategic International Human Resource at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and Research Professor at GSBA Zurich.

Ibraiz Tarique Assistant Professor of Management Pace University - New York City campus

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Table of Contents


1. International Business and International Human Resource Management

1.1 The Internationalization of Business

1.1.1 The Increasing Importance of International Business

1.2 The Internationalization of Human Resource Management

1.2.1 Forms of International HRM

1.2.2 The Development of HRM

1.2.3 Differences Between International and Domestic HRM

1.2.4 The Global Role of the IHR Professional

1.3 Conclusion

2. Strategic International Human Resource Management

2.1 Strategic IHRM

2.2 Evolution of the Multinational Enterprise

2.2.1 Degree of Internationalization (Geographic Scope)

2.2.2 Choice of Business Form for Entry Into International Business

2.2.3 International Orientation

2.3 A Model for Strategic IHRM

2.3.1 The Model: International business strategy

2.3.2 The Model: Type of international employee

2.3.3 The Model: HR policy and practice

2.3.4 The Model: Organizational outcomes - integrating IHRM and IB strategy

2.3.5 IHRM Strategy

2.4 Conclusion

3. Organizational Structure and Design in the MNE

3.1 Global Organization Design: An introduction

3.2 IHRM and Organizational Design

3.3 Designing the Multinational Enterprise

3.3.1 Global Organizational Structure

3.4 It's More Than Formal Structure

3.4.1 Networks

3.4.2 Use and Management of Cross-Border Teams

3.4.3 The Global Learning Organization: The tie that binds

3.5 Conclusion

4. Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, International Joint Ventures and Alliances

4.1 Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, International Joint Ventures and Alliances

4.1.1 Record of Success and Failure

4.1.2 Due Diligence

4.2 Managing the Cross-Border Merger or Acquisition

4.2.1 Process of Combination

4.2.2 Due Diligence and the Role of HRM

4.2.3 Process of Integration

4.2.4 The Separation Process

4.2.5 Summary

4.3 International Joint Ventures

4.3.1 Reasons for JVs

4.3.2 Track Record

4.3.3 Role of HRM in IJVs

4.4 Alliances and Partnerships

4.4.1 Options for Managing Alliances

4.4.2 General People Issues

4.4.3 Role of IHRM

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