Essentials of International Human Resource Management: Managing People Globally, by David C. Thomas and Mila B. Lazarova, provides concise coverage of key HRM concepts, balancing comparative approaches and US and non-US schools of thought. Not limited to the multinational firm, this book reflects the most current knowledge in the field and considers all types of organizations embedded in the global context. Chapter-opening vignettes (short cases) exemplify the chapter’s core topics and show readers how chapter content can be applied. Extensive references make it easy for readers to explore concepts in more depth.
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About the Author
David C. Thomas (Ph D, University of South Carolina) is currently the Beedie Professor of International Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of ten books, including most recently The Multicultural Mind: Unleashing the Hidden Force for Innovation in Your Organization (Berrett-Kohler Publishers). He has also authored Essentials of International Human Resource Management: Managing People Globally from SAGE Publications (with Mila B. Lazarova) and the best selling Cultural Intelligence: People Skills for Global Business, published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (with Kerr Inkson). With Peter B. Smith and Mark F. Peterson he published the Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management Research from SAGE Publications. His research on cross-cultural interactions in organizational settings has appeared in numerous journals. He is a past Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Advances in Global Leadership and European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management.
His previous academic postings have included positions at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he was also Director of the Master of International Business Program, and The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) Sydney, Australia. He has held visiting positions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Hawaii, Massey University, New Zealand, ESCEM, Tours, France, and Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. In addition to teaching at both the undergraduate and the postgraduate level, Dr. Thomas has developed executive education programs in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States and has served as a consultant to numerous multinational firms and government agencies. When not writing or teaching he can most likely be found scraping or varnishing or sometimes sailing his 1984 Hans Christian cutter, “Clovelly”.
Mila B. Lazarova (Ph D, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; MBA, International Business, the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria) is associate professor and Canada research chair in Global Workforce Management in the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Her research interests include expatriate management with a focus on repatriation and the career impact of international assignments; work-life balance issues related to assignments; global careers; the role of organizational career development and work-life balance practices on employee retention; and the changing role of the human resources (HR) department in organizations. She also conducts research in comparative human resource management and is the Canadian contributor to CRANET, a long-term research collaboration of over 35 universities across the world that carries out a regular international comparative survey of organizational HR policies and practices.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and FiguresPrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Globalization and Human Resource ManagementChapter 2. Cultural and Institutional Context of Global Human Resource ManagementChapter 3. Organizational Context of Global HRMChapter 4. Transfer of HRM Across BoundariesChapter 5. HRM in International Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Collaborative AlliancesChapter 6. Global StaffingChapter 7. Global Human Resource DevelopmentChapter 8. Global Performance Management and CompensationChapter 9. International Mobility and Global CareersChapter 10. International Employee Representation and Corporate Social ResponsibilityChapter 11. Emerging Issues in Global HRMAppendix: GLOBE Country ScoresCasesReferencesIndexAbout the Authors