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Culture and Human Resources Management  

John L. Graham

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Jan 2009
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Sep 2009
Culture has a pervasive impact on the management of human resources. Culture influences how blue- and white-collar workers respond to pay and non- pay incentives, how international firms ... More

The Development of HRM in Historical and International Perspective  

Bruce E. Kaufman

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
The human resource function in the business enterprise has its origins in the rise of modern industry in the late nineteenth century. This article provides a survey of its historical ... More

Family-Friendly, Equal-Opportunity, and High-Involvement Management in Britain  

Stephen Wood and Lilian M. de Menezes

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
Family-friendly, equal-opportunity, and high-involvement initiatives have increasingly been at the forefront of discussions of human resource management since the 1990s. They are widely ... More

From Here to There and Back Again: Transnational Perspectives on Diversity in Organizations  

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan and Marta B. Calás

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Nov 2015
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Jan 2016
This chapter draws boundaries to define the contours of the contemporary transnational diversity in organizations scholarly literature. It is not intended as an exhaustive review of what ... More

Global Diversity Management: Breaking the Local Impasse  

Mustafa Bilgehan Öztürk, Ahu Tatli, and Mustafa Özbilgin

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Nov 2015
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Jan 2016
Diversity management is an increasingly mature field defined by a wide array of conceptual approaches and competing discourses of diversity. This chapter briefly reviews the field of ... More

Globalization of the ICT labour force  

William Lazonick

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
This article shows how, over the past four decades or so, the development strategies of the East-Asian nations interacted with the investment strategies of US-based ICT companies to ... More

Human Capital in Developing Countries: The Significance of the Asian Experience  

Thomas Clarke

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article surveys the development of human capital (HC) in developing countries, focusing on the significance of the Asian experience. Here, the trajectories of human and industrial ... More

Introduction to Part 4  

William K. Roche, Paul Teague, and Alexander J. S. Colvin

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Jun 2014
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Mar 2014
The main purpose of the Introduction to Part 4 of the Handbook is to highlight the key arguments in the seven country case-study chapters on conflict management. The introduction argues ... More

Multinational Companies and Global Human Resource Strategy  

William N. Cooke

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article focuses on the salient human resource strategy issues and dynamics that come into play as a function of the multinational reach of companies. Although the overall objectives ... More

Practices of Organizing and Managing Diversity in Emerging Countries: Comparisons between India, Pakistan, and South Africa  

Anita Bosch, Stella M. Nkomo, Nasima MH Carrim, Rana Haq, Jawad Syed, and Faiza Ali

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Nov 2015
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Jan 2016
The chapter contextualizes and describes legislated, socio-political and organizational practices in managing diversity in three countries, namely India, Pakistan, and South Africa. The ... More

Talent Management in Emerging Economies  

Fang Lee Cooke

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
This chapter reviews the status quo of research on talent management in nations with emerging economies. It highlights a number of major challenges confronting these nations and some of ... More

Talent Management in Multinational Corporations  

Ingmar Björkman, Mats Ehrnrooth, Kristiina Mäkelä, Adam Smale, and Jennie Sumelius

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
The focus of the chapter is on the practices used by multinational corporations (MNCs) to manage employees defined as “talent.” We examine the content of corporate practices, the actors ... More

Talent Management in the Global Context  

Shaista E. Khilji and Randall S. Schular

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
Talent-management research has primarily focused at the individual and organizational levels. While this work has added much value to the literature, we believe that shifting the focus to ... More

Transnational Firms and Cultural Diversity  

Helen De Cieri

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
Globalization has impacted significantly on many firms, with substantial implications for human resource management (HRM). Geopolitical, social, economic, and technological changes have ... More

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