This unique and path-breaking Handbook explores the issue of comparative human resource Management (HRM) and challenges the notion that there can be a 'one best way' to manage HRM. The Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management provides a theoretical, practical and regional analysis of comparative HRM. This book, edited by two specialists on comparative HRM and written by leading experts on each topic and from each region, explores the range of different approaches to conceptualizing HRM, and highlight HRM policy and practice that occur in the various regions of the world. As such, the volume provides a challenge to the typical assumptions that there are consistent problems in managing human resources around the globe that call for standardized solutions. Instead, the contributors emphasize the importance of institutional and cultural factors that make HRM a most context-sensitive management task.
Offering a comprehensive view for readers with different interests, this insightful Handbook will prove to be an essential resource for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in international business, business administration, HRM, socio-economics and cross-cultural management. Practitioners interested in the cultural aspects of HRM will also find this Handbook to be of invaluable interest.
`Global HR practices are of incredible interest to scholars and practitioners. Brewster and Mayrhofer have done a masterful job selecting and organizing 26 incredible chapters on how to conceive, study, and practice HRM in diverse global settings. The compendium is thoughtful and thorough with integrated theoretical perspectives and unique insights on each major global region. It is an invaluable source book for those interested in global HR.' -- Dave Ulrich, University of Michigan, US
`As the world becomes "flatter" and more interconnected, questions arise about the future of HRM. Which HRM systems are beginning or will begin to converge globally? Which systems will likely remain constrained by institutions or national culture and why? This book brings together the leading academic authorities and provides the essential starting point to answering these pressing questions.' -- Patrick Wright, Cornell University, US
Contents: 1. Comparative Human Resource Management: An Introduction Chris Brewster and Wolfgang Mayrhofer PART I: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES 2. Institutional Approaches to Comparative HRM Geoffrey Wood, Alexandros Psychogios, Leslie T. Szamosi and David G. Collings 3. Cultural Perspectives on Comparative HRM B. Sebastian Reiche, Yih-teen Lee and Javier Quintanilla 4. Critical Approaches to Comparative HRM Tuomo Peltonen and Eero Vaara 5. Empirical Research Issues in Comparative HRM Ingo Weller and Barry Gerhart PART II: HRM TASKS AND THEMES 6. Recruitment and Selection in Context Irene Nikandrou and Leda Panayotopoulou 7. HRM Activities: Pay and Rewards Marion Festing, Allen D. Engle Sr., Peter J. Dowling and Ihar Sahakiants 8. Human Resource Development: National Embeddedness Olga Tregaskis and Noreen Heraty 9. Comparing National Approaches to Management Development Christopher Mabey and Matias Ramirez 10. Comparative Employment Relations: Definitional, Disciplinary and Development Issues Werner Nienhuser and Chris Warhurst 11. Organising HRM: The HRM Department and Line Management Roles in a Comparative Perspective Julia Brandl, Ina Ehnert and Anna Nehles 12. Comparative Analysis of Employment Contracts Paul Sparrow 13. Careers - a Country-Comparative View Mila Lazarova, Francoise Dany and Wolfgang Mayrhofer 14. Flexible Work Practices Maria C. Gonzalez and Phil Almond 15. Financial Participation Andrew Pendleton and Erik Poutsma 16. Performance Management Paul Boselie, Elaine Farndale and Jaap Paauwe 17. International Perspectives on Diversity and Equal Treatment Policies and Practices Lourdes Susaeta and Maria Jesus Belizon 18. A Cross-National Perspective on the Intersection Between Information Technology and HRM Huub J.M. Ruel and Tanya Bondarouk PART III: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES 19. HRM Practice and Scholarship: A North American Perspective Susan E. Jackson, Randall S. Schuler, Dave Lepak and Ibraiz Tarique 20. Latin American HRM Model Anabella Davila and Marta M. Elvira 21. The Practice of HRM in Africa in Comparative Perspective Christine Bischoff and Geoffrey Wood 22. Human Resource Management in the Middle East Pawan Budhwar and Kamel Mellahi 23. European Human Resource Management: A Contextualised Stakeholder Perspective Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Chris Brewster and Paul Sparrow 24. The Transition States of Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union Michael J. Morley, Dana Minbaeva and Snejina Michailova 25. Human Resource Management in the Indian Subcontinent Pawan Budhwar and Arup Varma 26. HRM and Asian Socialist Economies in Transition: China, Vietnam and North Korea Ngan Collins, Ying Zhu and Malcolm Warner 27. Japan, Korea and Taiwan: Issues and Trends in Human Resource Management Philippe Debroux, Wes Harry, Hayashi Shigeaki, Huang Heh JasonJ, Keith Jackson and Kiyomiya Toru 28. Models of Human Resource Management in Australia and New Zealand Peter Boxall and Steve Frenkel Index
Series: Research Handbooks in Business and Management Series
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 29th February 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 1.16