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International Human Resource Management A Multinational Company Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0199258090

ISBN-13: 9780199258093

Edition: 2005

Authors: Monir H. Tayeb

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List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Setting the Scene
Introduction: Why Study International HRM?
Learning outcomes
Introduction
Multinational companies in our time
MNCs and people management
International HRM
Plan of the book
Chapter summary
Revision questions
Case study: NCR in Scotland
HRM in NCR
HRM and company performance
Case study questions
Recommended further reading
References
Internationalisation of HRM: Socio-Cultural Contexts
Learning outcomes
Introduction
National culture and HRM
HRM and its broad context
National culture
Concept of HRM and national culture
National culture and broad employee management issues
Attitude to power and authority and its implication for employee management
Tolerance for ambiguity and attitude to risk and their implications for employee management
Interpersonal trust and its implications for employee management
Individualism and collectivism and their implications for employee management
Preference for certain leadership behaviours and its implications for employee management
National culture and specific HRM issues
Selection and recruitment
Training
Job expectations and motivation policies
Performance appraisal, reward and promotion policies
Business imperatives and other non-cultural influences on HRM
Influence of non-cultural factors at individual level
Influence of non-cultural factors at organisational level
Chapter summary
Revision questions
Case study: Oki UK Ltd
Management practices
Some HRM functions
Case study questions
Recommended further reading
References
Internationalisation of HRM: Institutional Contexts
Learning outcomes
Introduction
National and international institutions
National institutions
International institutions
National institutions and HRM
Political economic system and HRM
Government and HRM
Economy and HRM
Trade unions and HRM
Employers' associations and HRM
Legal system, industrial relations laws and HRM
Social hierarchy and class systems and HRM
International institutions
International Labour Organisations (ILO) and HRM
European Union and HRM
Chapter summary
Revision questions
Case study: Elementis and Michelin
Health and safety in Elementis
Industrial relations in Michelin
Case study questions
Recommended further reading
References
National Context of HRM: The Case of Seven Major Economies
Learning outcomes
Introduction
Major economies and their HRM practices
HRM in Japan
HRM in the United States
HRM in the United Kingdom
HRM in Turkey
HRM in the Arab Middle East
HRM in India
HRM in China
Implications of national diversity for multinational companies
Chapter summary
Revision questions
Case study: Litton imports cell manufacturing from Sweden
Cell manufacturing in Litton
Case study questions
Recommended further reading
References
HRM in Multinational Companies
Going International: Managing HR Across the World
Learning outcomes
Introduction
Going international
Parent-subsidiary relationship
Parent company perspective
Subsidiary perspective
Chapter summary
Revision questions
Case study: Seiko Instruments
HR strategy
Recruitment
Overseas training
Training differences between Japan and Scotland
Team working
Consensual decision making
Pay and benefits
Industrial relations
Case study questions
Recommended further reading
References
Differentiate or Integrate? That's the Question
Learning outcomes
Introduction
Differentiation and integration
The relevance of integration and differentiation dilemma
Stage and form of internationalisation
Industry and markets served
Characteristics of employees
Mechanisms to achieve integration in highly differentiated and global companies
Financial mechanisms
Organisational mechanisms
Cultural mechanisms
HRM mechanisms
Non-traditional mechanisms to achieve integration
Chapter summary
Revision questions
Case study: News International plc
Relations with the head office
HRM policies and practices
Selection and recruitment
Induction training
Training and development
Pay and benefits
Career development
Industrial relations
Staff handbook
Organisational culture
Case study questions
Recommended further reading
References
Knowledge Transfer within a Multinational Company
Learning outcomes
Introduction
Organisational knowledge and its significance
Sources of organisational knowledge
Internal knowledge
External knowledge
Tacit and explicit knowledge
HRM and organisational knowledge
Transfer of knowledge between and within organisations
Transfer of knowledge within MNCs
The nature of knowledge to be transferred
Absorptive capacity of the recipients of knowledge and motivational factors
Transferability of knowledge across national borders
Developing countries and foreign knowledge and practices
Ex-communist countries and foreign knowledge and practices
Transfer of managerial know-how and HRM across national borders
Vehicles of transfer
Transferability of HRM policies and practices
Transfer strategies
Chapter summary
Revision questions
Case study: Transfer of knowledge in OKi-training and development
Training strategies and policies
Training new recruits
Training programmes
Training for job flexibility
Company knowledge base
Case study questions
Recommended further reading
References
HRM in International Joint Ventures
Learning outcomes
Introduction
Going international in partnership with others
International joint ventures and the rationale behind their formation
Performance record of joint ventures
Joint ventures and national culture
Home-country
Host-country
Effects of national culture on international joint venture operation
National culture and misunderstandings in IJVs
National stereotypes and problems in IJVs
Perception of cultural and psychic distance between nations
Organisational culture and IJVs
Company language in IJVs
Human resource management in joint ventures
Dealing with difficulties associated with HRM in international joint ventures
How might international joint ventures tackle the culture 'problem'?
Chapter summary
Revision questions
Case study: Knowledge transfer in Intentia International
International expansion policies
Creation of knowledge within Intentia
Management of knowledge transfer within Intentia
Managing different cultures
Innovation as a result of knowledge transfer
Case study questions
Recommended further reading
References
Foreign Assignment
Learning outcomes
Introduction
Rationale for foreign assignment
Resource-based theory of foreign assignment
Ethnocentric versus polycentric views of expatriation
What price expatriation?
Foreign assignment from parent company perspective
Foreign assignment from subsidiary perspective
Preparation for foreign assignment
Selection
Training
Expatriates in host country
Loyalty and commitment
Envy and tension
Freelance expatriates
Attractions to employers of freelance expatriates
Motivation of freelance expatriates
Freelance expatriates' loyalty and commitment
Expatriates back home
Chapter summary
Revision questions
Case study: Tubular Industries Scotland Ltd
The management of TISL
Expatriation policies
Case study questions
Recommended further reading
References
HRM and Globalisation
HRM in the Global Village: Cultural Impediments and Practical Complications
Learning outcomes
Introduction
HRM in the global village
Internationalisation of HRM
Contextual factors
Internal organisational factors
International HRM-MNCs' Perspective
HRM as practised in a global company
Revision questions
Case study: Organon Laboratories Ltd, Scotland
Global HR strategy
General approach to HR policies and practices
Specific HR functions
Selection and recruitment
Training and development
Performance appraisal
Pay and benefits
Promotion and career development
Teamwork
Industrial relations
Expatriation
Case study questions
Recommended further reading
References
Index