International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management

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"I enthusiastically endorse the fourth edition of IHRM. The editors are to be congratulated for recruiting the top-rated authors in this field to contribute to this volume. The chapters are up to date, insightful, and sometimes even provocative. Students, including post-grads and advanced undergraduates, as well as savvy practitioners, will benefit from reading this volume."

Neal M. Ashkanasy, Professor of Management, The University of Queensland









Anne-Wil Harzing and Ashly Pinnington's bestselling textbook has guided thousands of students through their International Human Resource Management studies.



The fourth edition retains the critical edge, academic rigour and breadth of coverage which have established this book as the most authoritative text on the market. The new edition by our international team of experts provides an even more stimulating journey through the core curriculum, contemporary debates and emerging issues in IHRM.






New for the fourth edition:






Reduced number of chapters to allow for greater depth and an improved structure ensuring fundamental topics underpin your knowledge


Expanded coverage of Equality and Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability and Cross-Cultural Management in line with developments in the field


New Stop and Reflect feature provides an opportunity to test your understanding at regular intervals




This text comes with access to a companion website containing web links, SAGE journal articles and more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 34.04mm | 1,360g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1446267318
  • 9781446267318
  • 375,038

Table of contents

Part I: Cultural, Comparative and Organizational Perspectives on IHRM
Chapter 1: Culture and Cross-Cultural Management - Laurence Romani
Chapter 2: Comparative Human Resource Management - Chris Brewster and Wolfgang Mayrhofer
Chapter 3: The Transfer of Employment Practices across Borders in Multinational Companies - Tony Edwards
Chapter 4: Approaches to IHRM - Chris Rowley, Jean Qi Wei and Malcolm Warner
Part II: International Assignments and Employment Practices
Chapter 5: International Assignments - B. Sebastian Reiche and Anne-Wil Harzing
Chapter 6: Multinational Companies and the Host Country Environment - Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery and Phil Almond
Chapter 7: Regulation and Change in Global Employment Relations - Miguel Martinez Lucio and Robert Mackenzie
Chapter 8: Human Resource Management in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions - Vladimir Pucik, Ingmar Bjorkman, Paul Evans and Gunter K. Stahl
Part III: IHRM Policies and Practices
Chapter 9: Managing Knowledge in Multinational Firms - Ingmar Bjorkman, Paul Evans, Vladimir Pucik and Dana Minbaeva
Chapter 10: Training and Development: Developing Global Leaders and Expatriates - Ashly H. Pinnington, Yaw A. Debrah and Christopher J. Rees
Chapter 11: Global and Local Resourcing - Chris Rowley, Alan Nankervis and Malcolm Warner
Chapter 12: Global Performance Management - Arup Varma and Pawan S. Budhwar
Chapter 13: Total Rewards in the International Context - K. Galen Kroeck and Mary Ann Von Glinow
Chapter 14: Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management in the Global Context - Fang Lee Cooke
Chapter 15: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability through Ethical HRM - Fang Lee Cooke
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I enthusiastically endorse the fourth edition of IHRM . The editors are to be congratulated for recruiting the top-rated authors in this field to contribute to this volume. The chapters are up to date, insightful, and sometimes even provocative. Students, including post-grads and advanced undergraduates, as well as savvy practitioners, will benefit from reading this volume.
Neal M. Ashkanasy
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IHRM is a comprehensive guide for today's researchers, students, and practitioners. It has the advantage of including chapters covering each of the major topics, carefully chosen and orchestrated by an excellent editing team and written by leading specialists in each topic. -- Mark F. Peterson I enthusiastically endorse the fourth edition of IHRM. The editors are to be congratulated for recruiting the top-rated authors in this field to contribute to this volume. The chapters are up to date, insightful, and sometimes even provocative. Students, including post-grads and advanced undergraduates, as well as savvy practitioners, will benefit from reading this volume. -- Neal M. Ashkanasy
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About Anne-Wil K. Harzing

Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting Professor of International Management at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Anne-Wil's research interests include IHRM, HQ-subsidiary relationships, transfer of HRM practices, the role of language in international business, the international research process, and the quality and impact of academic research.


Professor Ashly Pinnington is the Dean of the Faculty of Business at the British University in Dubai and Professor of Human Resource Management. Professor Pinnington is also an Honorary Fellow at the Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester; and a Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.



He has worked mainly in the UK, Australia and the UAE, and co-edited and authored books for Sage, McGraw-Hill and Oxford University Press. Professor Pinnington's current research interests include: Social Responsibility, Ethics and IHRM, Leadership Development, and the Management and Internationalization of Professional Service Firms. He has published articles on these and other topics in numerous journals including: the British Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Gender Work & Organization, Leadership, and the International Journal of Project Management.
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