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International Human Resource Management. Policy and practice by Dennis R. Briscoe, Randall S. Schuler

By Dennis R. Briscoe, Randall S. Schuler

This crucial ebook offers an intensive starting place for an individual learning or operating in overseas human source administration. that includes information and examples from foreign enterprise, consulting perform, educational study, and interviews with IHRM managers in multinational and international agencies, it covers nearly every thing that's at present recognized within the box. The procedure bargains either a theoretical and functional remedy of this crucial and evolving sector, depending seriously at the authors’ different and foreign backgrounds.

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How are management potential and performance judged when criteria differ from country to country? How should the management of careers be orchestrated internationally? These issues have to be addressed in the midst of managing the day-to-day IHRM policies and practices of staffing, training, compensation, and performance 111 2 3 4 5 61 7 8 9 10 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3 4 5111 International business and IHRM • 31 management. In the end, the IHR manager, in order to develop a truly global view, must:32 ● ● ● ● Explicitly recognize how home-country ways of managing human resources are a function of cultural values and assumptions.

Emboldened by this success, Harry Ramsden’s has (as of 1999) opened additional branches in Singapore, Dublin, Ireland, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Melbourne, Australia; but its biggest potential target market is seen as Japan. In an experimental shop in Tokyo, the Japanese took to this product, despite their traditional aversion to greasy food. So Harry Ramsden’s began to look for a Japanese partner to establish a joint venture in Japan. As for the future, Richard Taylor states their international strategy: “We want Harry Ramsden’s to become a global brand.

The point is, today most firms experience one or more aspects of international HR management, and the successes or failures of these firms are often a function of how well they handle their international HRM concerns. Because of these pressures, a whole new set of responsibilities within the human resource function have developed. This book discusses these international human resource responsibilities. Even though some firms – such as Nestlé, Unilever, and Royal Dutch Shell in Europe or Ford Motor Company, IBM, and Eastman Kodak in the US – have quite long traditions of being international (going back about 100 years), and thus their human resource functions – at least at the headquarters level – have also had to develop at least some international expertise, for practical purposes the identifiable business function of “International Human Resource Management” is relatively new.

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