Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management


Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management

9781781002940 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Chris Brewster, Professor of International Human Resource Management, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK and Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Professor of Management and Organisational Behaviour, WU Vienna, Austria
Publication Date: April 2013 ISBN: 978 1 78100 294 0 Extent: 704 pp
This unique and path-breaking Handbook explores the issue of comparative Human Resource Management (HRM) and challenges the notion that there can be a ‘one best way’ to manage HRM.

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This unique and path-breaking Handbook explores the issue of comparative Human Resource Management (HRM) and challenges the notion that there can be a ‘one best way’ to manage HRM.

The Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management provides a theoretical, practical and regional analysis of comparative HRM. This book, edited by two specialists on comparative HRM and written by leading experts on each topic and from each region, explores the range of different approaches to conceptualising HRM, and highlights HRM policy and practice that occur in the various regions of the world. As such, the volume provides a challenge to the typical assumption that there are consistent problems in managing human resources around the globe that call for standardised solutions. Instead, the contributors emphasise the importance of institutional and cultural factors that make HRM a most context-sensitive management task.

Offering a comprehensive view for readers with different interests, this insightful Handbook will prove to be an essential resource for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in international business, business administration, HRM, socio-economics and cross-cultural management. Practitioners interested in the cultural aspects of HRM will also find this Handbook invaluable.
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‘Global HR practices are of incredible interest to scholars and practitioners. Brewster and Mayrhofer have done a masterful job selecting and organizing 26 incredible chapters on how to conceive, study, and practice HRM in diverse global settings. The compendium is thoughtful and thorough with integrated theoretical perspectives and unique insights on each major global region. It is an invaluable source book for those interested in global HR.’
– Dave Ulrich, University of Michigan, US

‘As the world becomes “flatter” and more interconnected, questions arise about the future of HRM. Which HRM systems are beginning or will begin to converge globally? Which systems will likely remain constrained by institutions or national culture and why? This book brings together the leading academic authorities and provides the essential starting point to answering these pressing questions.’
– Patrick Wright, Cornell University, US
Contributors: P. Almond, C. Bischoff, M.J. Belizón Cebada, T. Bondarouk, P. Boselie, A. Bos-Nehles, P. Boxall, J. Brandl, C. Brewster, P. Budhwar, D.G. Collings, N. Collins, G.M. Combs, F. Dany, A. Davila, P. Debroux, P.J. Dowling, I. Ehnert, M.M. Elvira, A.D. Engle Sr., E. Farndale, M. Festing, S. Frenkel, B. Gerhart, M.C. Gonzalez, W. Harry, S. Hayashi, J.H. Heh, N. Heraty, S.E. Jackson, K. Jackson, T. Kiyomiya, A. Klarsfeld, M. Lazarova, Y.-t. Lee, D. Lepak, C. Mabey, W. Mayrhofer, K. Mellahi, S. Michailova, D. Minbaeva, M.J. Morley, W. Nienhüser, I. Nikandrou, J. Paauwe, L. Panayotopoulou, T. Peltonen, A. Pendleton, E. Poutsma, A. Psychogios, J. Quintanilla, M. Ramírez, B.S. Reiche, H.J.M. Ruël, I. Sahakiants, R.S. Schuler, P. Sparrow, L. Susaeta, L.T. Szamosi, I. Tarique, O. Tregaskis, E. Vaara, A. Varma, C. Warhurst, M. Warner, I. Weller, G. Wood, Y. Zhu

1. Comparative Human Resource Management: An Introduction
Chris Brewster and Wolfgang Mayrhofer

2. Institutional Approaches to Comparative HRM
Geoffrey Wood, Alexandros Psychogios, Leslie T. Szamosi and David G. Collings

3. Cultural Perspectives on Comparative HRM
B. Sebastian Reiche, Yih-teen Lee and Javier Quintanilla

4. Critical Approaches to Comparative HRM
Tuomo Peltonen and Eero Vaara

5. Empirical Research Issues in Comparative HRM
Ingo Weller and Barry Gerhart

6. Recruitment and Selection in Context
Irene Nikandrou and Leda Panayotopoulou

7. HRM Activities: Pay and Rewards
Marion Festing, Allen D. Engle Sr., Peter J. Dowling and Ihar Sahakiants

8. Human Resource Development: National Embeddedness
Olga Tregaskis and Noreen Heraty

9. Comparing National Approaches to Management Development
Christopher Mabey and Matias Ramirez

10. Comparative Employment Relations: Definitional, Disciplinary and Development Issues
Werner Nienhüser and Chris Warhurst

11. Organising HRM: The HRM Department and Line Management Roles in a Comparative Perspective
Julia Brandl, Ina Ehnert and Anna Bos-Nehles

12. Comparative Analysis of Employment Contracts
Paul Sparrow

13. Careers: A Country-Comparative View
Mila Lazarova, Françoise Dany and Wolfgang Mayrhofer

14. Flexible Work Practices
Maria C. Gonzalez and Phil Almond

15. Financial Participation
Andrew Pendleton and Erik Poutsma

16. Performance Management
Paul Boselie, Elaine Farndale and Jaap Paauwe

17. International Perspectives on Diversity and Equal Treatment Policies and Practices
Alain Klarsfeld, Gwendolyn M. Combs, Lourdes Susaeta and María Belizón

18. A Cross-National Perspective on the Intersection between Information Technology and HRM
Huub J.M. Ruël and Tanya Bondarouk

19. HRM Practice and Scholarship: A North American Perspective
Susan E. Jackson, Randall S. Schuler, David Lepak and Ibraiz Tarique

20. Latin American HRM Models
Anabella Davila and Marta M. Elvira

21. The Practice of HRM in Africa in Comparative Perspective
Christine Bischoff and Geoffrey Wood

22. Human Resource Management in the Middle East
Pawan Budhwar and Kamel Mellahi

23. European Human Resource Management: A Contextualised Stakeholder Perspective
Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Paul Sparrow and Chris Brewster

24. The Transition States of Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
Michael J. Morley, Dana Minbaeva and Snejina Michailova

25. Human Resource Management in the Indian Subcontinent
Pawan Budhwar and Arup Varma

26. HRM and Asian Socialist Economies in Transition: China, Vietnam and North Korea
Ngan Collins, Ying Zhu and Malcolm Warner

27. Japan, Korea and Taiwan: Issues and Trends in Human Resource Management
Philippe Debroux, Wes Harry, Shigeaki Hayashi, Hwang Heh Jason, Keith Jackson and Toru Kiyomiya

28. Models of Human Resource Management in Australia and New Zealand
Peter Boxall and Steve Frenkel

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