Global Trends in Human Resource Management

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-02-05
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Increased foreign direct investment across the world and the trend for operating across national borders means that employers have to deal with the demands of managing people in different national contexts and to develop human resource management (HRM) policies and practices that are appropriate for their specific location. These demands require an understanding of how HRM policies and practices may differ across countries and how the development of management practice may be affected by different institutional and cultural contexts. This volume, compiled of contributions from a range of well-respected HRM scholars world-wide, offers such an understanding and is based upon data from a unique research project, Cranet, that has been collected from more than 40 countries and over a period of 23 years.

Author Biography

EMMA PARRY is a Reader in Human Resource Management at Cranfield University School of Management, UK. Her research focuses on the impact of contextual factors on human resource management (HRM), specifically the impact of national context and sector in shaping HRM and the impact of demographic and technological change.

ELENI STAVROU is Associate Professor of Management at the University of Cyprus. She obtained her Ph.D. at the George Washington University, USA. She has published widely including articles in various academic journals, such as Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, British Journal of Management, and International Human Resource Management Journal. Her research interests include work-life issues, strategic and comparative human resource management, and intergenerational transitions in family firms.

MILA LAZAROVA is an Associate Professor of International Business and the Director of the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, Canada. She holds a PhD in IH/IR from Rutgers University and conducts research in international and comparative human resource management.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Notes on the Editors and Contributors
Introduction; E.Parry, E.Stavrou & M.Lazarova
'Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose'. A Longitudinal Analysis of HRM Work and the Profile of Senior HR Managers; M.Lazarova, W.Mayrhofer & C.Brewster
New Captain but a Sinking Ship? The Influence of HR Director's Gender on the Status of the HR Department – a Longitudinal Study; A.Reichel, J.Brandl & W.Mayrhofer
CSR and Responsible HRM in the CEE and Nordic Countries; R.Kazlauskaite, P.E.M.Ligthart, I.Buciuniene & S.Vanhala
HRM Policies and Firm Performance: The Role of the Synergy of Policies; E.Poutsma, P.E.M.Ligthart & B.Dietz
Human Resource Management in the Central and Eastern European Region; R.Kazlauskaite, I.Buciuniene, J.Poór, Z.Karoliny, R.Alas, A.Kohont & Á.Szlávicz
Converging and Diverging Trends in HRM between Nordic Countries and Estonia; R.Alas & S.Vanhala
HRM in Scandinavia - Embedded in the Scandinavian Model?; T.Lindeberg, B.Månson & H.H.Larsen
Divergent Norwegian and North American HRM Regimes: Implications for Norwegian MNEs; P.Gooderham, B.Grogaard & O.Nordhaug
The Development of Employee Financial Participation in Europe; E.Poutsma, P.Ligthart, A.Pendleton & C.Brewster
Information Technology Systems in the Human Resource Management Area; H.Peretz
The Use of Flexible Working Across National Contexts and its Relationship to Organizational Performance; M.Koch

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