Multinational Companies and Global Human Resource Strategies

Multinational Companies and Global Human Resource Strategies

by William N. Cooke


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567205831
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2003
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

WILLIAM N. COOKE is Director of the Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues, and Senior Research Professor in the College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs, Wayne State University. He is also the founder and faculty director of the Strategic Collective Bargaining executive education program at the University of Michigan's School of Business.

Table of Contents

Global Human Resource Strategies: A Framework and Overview by William Cooke

Foreign Direct Investment Strategies and Industrial Relations Systems

Foreign Direct Investment and Its Employment Opportunities in Perspective: Meeting the Great Expectations of Developing Countries? by Gabriele Köhler

MNCs and Global Commodity Chains: Implications for Labor Strategies by Jennifer Bair and Harvie Ramsay

The Influence of Industrial Relations System Factors on Foreign Direct Investment by William Cooke

The Effect of Different Industrial Relations Systems in the U.S. and the European Union on Foreign Direct Investment Flows by Morris Kleiner and Hwikwon Ham

Multinational Company Human Resource Management and Labor Relations Strategies

A Process Model of Strategic HRM/LR Change in MNCs: The Case of AT&T and NCR in the U.K. by Graeme Martin, Phil Beaumont, and Judy Pate

Transferring the Learning Factory to America? The Japanese Television Assembly Transplants by Martin Kenney and Shoko Tanaka

Convergence or Divergence of Contingent Employment Practices?: Evidence of the Role of MNCs in Europe by Chris Brewster and Olga Tregaskis

MNCs as Diffusers of Best Practices in HRM/LR in Developing Countries by Sarosh Kuruvilla, Stephen Frenkel, and David Peetz

Transnational Union Strategies

Dual Sourcing at Ford in the U.S. and Mexico: Implications for Labor Relations and Union Strategies by Steve Babson

Local Union Responses to Continental Standardization of Production and Work in GM's North American Truck Assembly Plants by Christopher Huxley

Out of the Ashes: The Steelworkers' Global Campaign at Bridgestone/Firestone by Tom Juravich and Kate Bronfenbrenner

Strategic International Laborism: MNCs and Labor in the Graphical Sector by John Gennard and Harvie Ramsay

Transnational Workplace Regulation

Sailing Beyond the Reach of Workplace Regulations: Worker Exploitation by MNCs on the High Seas by Clifford B. Donn

Carrot or Stick? How MNCs Have Reacted to the European Works Council Directive by Trevor Bain and Kim Hester

Early Days: Belgian and U.K. Experiences of European Works Councils by ThéRÈse Beaupain, Steve Jefferys, and Rachel Annand

Regulating Employee Interest Representation: The Case of McDonald's in the European Union by Tony Royle and Brian Towers

NAFTA's Labor Side Agreement: Withering as an Effective Labor Law Enforcement and MNC Compliance Strategy? by Mario F. Bognanno and Jiangfeng Lu

Summary and Conclusion

The Role of Power and Implications for Transnational Workplace Outcomes by William Cooke


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