Edited by three renowned specialists in comparative human resource management (CHRM) this expanded and updated Handbook explores the range of approaches for conceptualizing CHRM and highlights different policies and practices across the world.
Leading experts challenge the assumption that there are consistent solutions for managing human resources across nations. Valuing the importance of context, particularly at a national and regional level, the chapter authors question the 'best practice' solutions by discussing theoretical, issue-based and regional-based distinctions in HRM.
New to this edition:
- an extended focus on the most essential theoretical underpinnings of CHRM including an anthropological comparative method;
- additional in-depth studies in comparative areas covering the range of current HRM practice, including sustainable HRM;
- a broader set of countries and regions now including Central and South America, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, to create the most comprehensive global coverage of comparative CHRM research.
This extensive Handbook is an essential resource for researchers and postgraduate students in international business, business administration, HRM, socio-economics and cross-cultural management.
'This Handbook is a timely, impressive, and well-organized contribution, with excellent authors from around the world. In particular, I appreciate the integration of two key elements: extensive consideration of the theories and research methods that serve as the foundations for the study of CHRM; and, specific consideration of a wide range of HRM practices and a wide range of country and regional contexts. The Handbook can be an invaluable resource for scholarship and for educational purposes.'
– David Allen, Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business, US
'The Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management, Second Edition is an important and comprehensive resource for researchers and students seeking to better understand the contextual challenges and difference in human resource systems, strategies, and practices across countries. The Handbook is written by an impressive collection of thought leaders in the field of comparative CHRM, each offering cutting-edge insights on regional, functional, or strategic issues.'
– Paula Caligiuri, Northeastern University, US
Contributors: I. Aust, H. Bainbridge, C. Bischoff, T. Bondarouk, A. Bos-Nehles, P. Boselie, P. Boxall, J. Brandl, J. Briscoe, M.Y. Brannen, C. Brewster, P. Budhwar, H. Chung, D.G. Collings, N. Collins, G. Combs, A. Davila, P. Debroux, M. Dickmann, P.J. Dowling, M Elvira, A.D. Engle Sr., E. Farndale, M. Festing, S. Frenkel, B. Gerhart, L. Golden, D.T. Hall, R. Haq, W. Harry, S. Hayashi, N. Heraty, M. Hermans, M. Hirekhan, H.J. Huang, K. Jackson, S.E. Jackson, A. Kim, T. Kiyomiya, A. Klarsfeld, M. Lazarova, Y.-t. Lee,P.E.M. Ligthart, J.A. Los Baños, S.M. Madero-Gómez, W. Mayrhofer, K. Mellahi, E.K. Metwally, S. Michailova, D. Minbaeva, F. Moore, M.J. Morley, M. Muller-Camen, W. Nienhüser, I. Nikandrou, M.R. Olivas-Luján, J. Paauwe, L. Panayotopoulou, E. Parry, T. Peltonen, A. Pendleton, E. Poutsma, A. Psychogios, J. Quintanilla, B.S. Reiche, H.J.M. Ruël, I. Sahakiants, R.S. Schuler, P. Sparrow, E. Suarez, V.T. Supangco, L. Susaeta, S. Sweet, L.T. Szamosi, T. Tantoush, O. Tregaskis, E. Vaara, A. Varma, C. Warhurst, M. Warner, I. Weller, G. Wood, Y. Zhu, D.B. Zoogah.
Edited by Chris Brewster
, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK, Vaasa University, Finland and Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Wolfgang Mayrhofer
, WU Vienna, Austria and Elaine Farndale
, School of Labor and Employment Relations, The Pennsylvania State University, US and Tilburg University, the Netherlands.