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International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management

A Case Study Approach

Daniel Wintersberger

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Get a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of International HRM with this concise textbook for HR students.

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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 International HRM [Daniel Wintersberger];
    • Chapter - 02: The Cultural Context of International HRM [Daniel Wintersberger];
    • Chapter - 03: Leadership Across Cultural Contexts [Avis Tam];
    • Chapter - 04: Cross-Cultural Communication [James Baba Abugre];
    • Chapter - 05: The Institutional Context of International HRM [Daniel Wintersberger];
    • Chapter - 06: Global Labour Governance and Core Labour Standards [Christina Niforou];
  • Section - TWO: Functional Areas of International HRM;
    • Chapter - 07: International Recruitment, Selection and Talent Management [Peter Foss];
    • Chapter - 08: International Staffing in Multinational Companies [James Baba Abugre];
    • Chapter - 09: International Reward [Daniel Wintersberger];
    • Chapter - 10: International Training and Workforce Skills [Daniel Wintersberger];
    • Chapter - 11: International Employee Relations [Geraint Harvey];
    • Chapter - 12: Work Organization and Job Design across National Contexts [Daniel Wintersberger and Jorge Muniz Jr];
    • Chapter - 13: Conclusions: Change or Continuance in National Systems of HRM?;


Comprehensive coverage by well-known scholars in the field, illustrated with informative and easy-to-digest business cases
Jacky Fok Loi Hong, Associate Professor in Management, University of Macau

This book effectively points out the key challenges for today's global HR teams and provides some very useful frameworks.
Cate Prescott, VP Global HR, National Instruments

This is the book that I have been wishing for after practising HR management for over four decades particularly after my lead in developing the professional standard for HR some 10 years ago! The book stimulates HR practitioners to understand the contribution of cross-cultural synergy at workplace and prepare themselves for the upcoming evolution of their roles in the age of global and technical-integrated business alliance.
KT Lai, Former President, Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management

About 12 years ago I was charged with the responsibility to facilitate the establishment of business operations from the HR perspective in the uncharted water of foreign cities. The difficulties I encountered both within and without were tremendous and I felt I was not well equipped to deal with all the challenges. This comprehensive book does not just deal with day to day operational matters like recruitment, there are sufficient depth and strategic vision in various chapters like the one on Leadership to inspire organization development initiatives. I wish I had this book then.
Weymond HW Lam, Former General Manager - Human Resources, China State Construction International Holdings Ltd.

The world is getting not only flat, but also more and more inter-linked. Going global is no more a choice, but a must, for corporates who want to continuously flourish and strengthen competitive edges. This book provides a full spectrum on very practical Human Resources Management theories, tools and easy to digest cases for those executives who operate business internationally.
Bob Xie, Founder and Principal Consultant, Bozan Consulting Limited, P.R China

A brilliant read for anyone learning and involving in international human resources management. The breadth and depth of this book offers a valuable compass for HR leaders sensibly navigating an increasingly interdependent world. The real-life case studies and reflective questions makes this book a great companion to both teaching fellows and learners.
Carrian Leung, Adjunct Lecturer, University of Hong Kong - School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKUSPACE), Hong Kong


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749480981
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd November 2017
  • Paperback
  • Format: 235x167
  • 304 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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