Managing a Global Workforce : Challenges and Opportunities in International Human Resources Management
This comprehensive text provides balanced and contemporary coverage of human resource management in the international marketplace. Directed at future general managers and international executives, rather than HR specialists, it is designed to help students as well as professionals recognize the critical human resource issues underlying the cultural and economic challenges they face. The book will enhance their skills in making effective HR decisions to cope with business challenges and opportunities.The book's approach is truly global in nature, not just focused on expatriates from the home country. The authors also recognize contemporary trends in the global business arena, including the growing use of contingent workers, strategic alliances, and offshore outsourcing arrangements, and the need to have an active influence on (if not manage directly) the workforce in these new organizational relationships.The text's practical, real-world emphasis is enhanced by student friendly tools in each chapter, including an opening case scenario to attract interest and emphasize topic importance; two additional end-of-chapter short cases to promote class discussion; Global Workforce Challenge vignettes; a profile of an international professional working in each chapter topic area; and recommended online resources for further reference and details.
- Hardback | 416 pages
- 193 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 952.56g
- 30 Aug 2006
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- M.E. Sharpe
- Armonk, United States
- tables, figures, case studies, discussion questions, bibliographic references, name & subject index
Table of contents
1. Introduction and Overview; 2. Cultural Foundations of International Human Resource Management; 3. Changes and Challenges in the Global Labor Market; 4. The Key Role of International HRM in Successful MNC Strategy; 5. Global Human Resource Planning; 6. Global Staffing; 7. Global Workforce Training and Development; 8. Managing International Assignments; 9. Global Workforce Performance Management; 10. Compensation for a Global Workforce; 11. Global Employee Relations; Notes; * About the Authors; Name Index; * Subject Index.