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Human Resource Management in International Firms : Change, Globalization, Innovation - Paul Evans

Human Resource Management in International Firms

Change, Globalization, Innovation

By: Paul Evans (Editor), Yves L. Doz (Editor), Andre Laurent (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th October 1989
ISBN: 9780333515013
Number Of Pages: 258

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The aim of this book is to assimilate the experience and views of senior executives from leading edge multinational firms, and of management scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, concerning human resource management in international firms. The book reflects on INSEAD (International School of Management) project. This is its International Human Resource Management Program. This was funded initially by an endowment from a professional chair at INSEAD, the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair in Human Resource Management. The three themes of the book are change, globalization, and innovation. Various points arise, chiefly that the complexity of international operations in industry's competitive and turbulent environment is challenging traditional ways of thinking about management and organization. A new way of thinking about the subject is outlined. This centres on balancing the opposite forces that international enterprises appear to experience - the forces of centralization and decentralization, of individuality and teamwork, of change and stability, of strategic development and operational performance, of diversity and control, of innovation and commercialization.

Preface - A Reader's Guide to the Book - The Partnerships behind this Book: some acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - PART 1 FRAMING THE CHALLENGES - Introduction to Part 1 - The Economics of Organisation; W.Ouchi - Future Perfect; S.Davis - PART 2 MAJOR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Introduction to Part 2 - The Lessons of Practice in Managing Major Organizational Change; A.Farquhar, P.Evans & K.Tawedey - Organizational Culture: What it is and How to change it; E.Schein - A Cultural View of Organizational Change; A.Laurent - PART 3 MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE GLOBAL FIRM - Introduction to Part 3 - Implications of Globalism: New Management Realities at Philips; G.van Houten - Managing Human Resources in the International Firm: Lessons from Practice; P.Evans, A.Farquhar & E.Lank - The Two Logics behind Human Resource Management; P.Evans & P.Lorange - PART 4 INNOVATION THROUGH HUMAN RESOURCES - Introduction to Part 4 - Fostering Innovation through Human Resources: Lessons from Practice; P.Evans, A.Farquhar & O.Landreth - Managing Engineers and Scientists: Some New Perspectives; T.Allen & R.Katz - Managing Technological Innovation in Large Firms; Y.Doz - PART 5 CONCLUSIONS - The Dualistic Organization; P.Evans & Y.Doz - References - Index

ISBN: 9780333515013
ISBN-10: 0333515013
Series: Change, Globalization, Innovation
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 15th October 1989
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2