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International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management

A Case Study Approach

Daniel Wintersberger


Get a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of International HRM with this concise textbook for HR students featuring case studies from Unilever, Telefonica and other leading organizations.

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About the book

In the face of globalization, multinational companies have become the norm, rather than the exception. HR professionals now need to manage across borders, cultures and time zones, meaning that a complete understanding of the theory and practice of International Human Resource Management (HRM) is essential. International Human Resource Management is a concise introduction for all students studying International HRM at the Masters level. It covers everything from the cultural and institutional contexts, international employment law and the role of International Framework Agreements to recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, reward and benefits, job design and other functional areas of International HRM.

With numerous industry examples and global case studies from companies such as Telefonica, Unilever and Volkswagen, International Human Resource Management goes beyond the theory to fully explore how International HRM works in practice. It is an indispensable textbook to prepare students for successful careers in human resources. Online supporting resources include additional case studies, lecture slides for every chapter, self-test exercises for students, discussion questions and further reading.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: The Context of International HRM;
    • Chapter - 01: Introduction and Background to IHRM;
    • Chapter - 02: The Cultural Context;
    • Chapter - 03: Leadership Across Cultural Contexts;
    • Chapter - 04: Cross Cultural Communication;
    • Chapter - 05: The Institutional Context;
    • Chapter - 06: Global Labour Governance and Core Labour Standardss;
  • Section - TWO: The Functional Areas of International HRM;
    • Chapter - 07: International Recruitment, Selection and Talent Management;
    • Chapter - 08: International Staffing in Multinational Companies;
    • Chapter - 09: International Reward;
    • Chapter - 10: International Training and Workforce Skills;
    • Chapter - 11: International Employment Relations;
    • Chapter - 12: Work Organization and Job Design across National Contexts;
    • Chapter - 13: Conclusions: Change or Continuance in National Systems of HRM?;

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749480981
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd November 2017
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 296 pages

About the Author

Daniel Wintersberger is a teaching fellow at Birmingham Business School in the UK, specializing in International Human Resource Management. He currently teaches on the MBA (HRM), MSc in Human Resource Management and the BSc in Business Management. Previously, Daniel lectured at Cardiff University Business School and Swansea School of Management. He has conducted research for the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and worked with the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA). His professional and research experience spans Central and Eastern Europe, China, India and Brazil.

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