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date: 03 August 2020

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This chapter introduces human resource management (HRM) in emerging markets and explains that in such contexts HRM is still emerging, and characterized by uncertain and unplanned forms of hybridization. The chapter argues that in each emerging market, HRM will depend on the types of actors present and the behavior of those actors. Accordingly, any generalization about HRM across emerging markets doesn’t make any sense. However, there are certain generalizable mechanisms through which the interactions among different actors occur and how these interactions shape HRM in the given emerging market. The chapter discusses those mechanisms and advocates the need to adopt a nested view in order to fully understand how HRM is practiced in emerging markets.

Keywords: emerging markets, HRM, contextualization, nested view, high-performance HRM practices, local adaptation and global integration

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