International human resource management

Erwee, Ronel (2012) International human resource management. In: Human resource management in Australia and New Zealand. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia, pp. 534-563. ISBN 9780195575705


As noted in previous chapters, globalisation is the world wide trend of economic integration across borders allowing businesses to expand beyond their domestic boundaries. Several key trends are globalizing the world economy and driving businesses to expand internationally such as growing cross-border trade and investment, the rise of global products and global customers and the growing use of the Internet and sophisticated information technology.
Therefore international human resource management (IHRM) is becoming an important concept for human resource (HR) practitioners and managers worldwide. IHRM concepts and processess are important especially to HR managers and other managers in multinational corporations (MNCs), international joint ventures (JVs), and also domestic-based HR managers who import staff from overseas. In this chapter, different view points on IHRM will be highlighted and compared. It is demonstrated that international human resource management is more complex than domestic-based HRM. The idea that the international HR manager should seek to standardise pay and conditions of employment for managers in all operations of the organisation is contrasted with the adaptation or divergence approach.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 18. This is a textbook and so is not HERDC-reportable. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 01:22
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 23:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: international human resource management, culture, approaches to IHRM,expatriates
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management

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