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International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management
The Transformation of Work in a Global Context

Second Edition
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February 2022 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Written by an internationally renowned team of experts and underpinned by cutting-edge research, International Human Resource Management tackles a broad range of controversial and often marginalised issues associated with globalisation and its impact on multinational companies and employees.

Updated throughout with brand-new case studies, reflective questions and recommended reading, the second edition includes coverage of:

• International assignments and worker mobility
• The development of new technology and its impact on work
• International HRM and the platform economy
• The nature of organisational change
• The role of sustainability and social responsibility within the firm

This innovative and thought-provoking textbook is suitable for students of International Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. 

Lecturers can visit to access PowerPoint slides and additional case study material.

Miguel Martínez Lucio is a Professor at the University of Manchester (Alliance Manchester Business School), UK.
Robert MacKenzie is Professor of Working Life Science at Karlstad Business School, Karlstad University, Sweden.
Section 1: The Dynamic Context of International Human Resource Management
Miguel Martínez Lucio and Robert MacKenzie
Chapter 1: Globalization and Employment: Developments and Contradictions
Phil Almond and María C. González Menéndez
Chapter 2: Transnational Corporations, Human Resource Management and Globalization
Miguel Martínez Lucio
Chapter 3: Continuities and Change in National Employment Relations: the Role of Politics and Ideas
Section 2: Working in a Globalised Context
Óscar Rodríguez-Ruiz
Chapter 4: Pay and Remuneration in Multinationals
Fang Lee Cooke
Chapter 5: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Multinational Corporations
Jenny K Rodriguez and Miguel Martínez Lucio
Chapter 6: Here, There, and Everywhere: Work on International Assignments for Multinational Corporations
Nathan Lillie, Erka Çaro, Lisa Berntsen and Ines Wagner
Chapter 7: Migration and Human Resource Management
Naresh Kumar, Robert MacKenzie, and Miguel Martínez Lucio
Chapter 8: Developing Economies: Globalization, Politics and Employment Relations
Miguel Martínez Lucio and Stephen Mustchin
Chapter 9: Training in The Context of ‘Globalization’: Politics and Symbolism in Skill Formation
Carlos Fernandez Rodriguez
Chapter 10: The Learning Environment of Managerialism: The Role of Business Schools and Consultancies in a Global Market
Section 3: The Changing Ideologies and Practices of Global Production
Leo McCann
Chapter 11: Socio-Economic Context and Varieties of Capitalism: What Difference Do They Make to Work?
Paul Stewart
Chapter 12: Globalization and Lean Production in the Re-Making of Labour Intensification?
Christopher J. McLachlan, Robert MacKenzie, Alexis Rydell, Roland Ahlstrand, Jennifer Hobbins, Martin O’Brien and Betty Frino
Chapter 13: Restructuring, Policy and Practice: an International Comparison of Approaches
Kendra Briken and Robert MacKenzie
Chapter 14: Technology and the Organisation of Work
Debra Howcroft
Chapter 15: New Technology and International Human Resource Management: Platforms and Platform Work
Section 4: Regulation and the Agenda for Decent Work
Robert MacKenzie and Miguel Martínez Lucio
Chapter 16: Regulating Work and Employment Internationally: A Complex Tapestry
Stephen Mustchin and Nathaniel Tetteh
Chapter 17: International Employee Representation, Organisation, Multinational Companies and International Human Resource Management
Josef Ringqvist, David Öborn Regin, Lena Lid-Falkman and Lars Ivarsson
Chapter 18: Sustainability and International Human Resource Management

Miguel Martínez Lucio

Miguel Martínez Lucio is a Professor at the University of Manchester (Alliance Manchester Business School) and is involved in its Work & Equalities Institute.  He researches on questions of employment regulation, the role of the state, the changing nature of worker representation, and social inclusion and inequality at work. He is involved in various networks such as Critical Labour Studies and is an editor of New Technology, Work and Employment. More About Author

Robert MacKenzie

Robert MacKenzie is Professor of Working Life Science at Karlstad Business School, Karlstad University, Sweden. He is also an editor of New Technology, Work and Employment. His research focusses on the regulation of the employment relationship in the context of restructuring. His work links the social and economic experiences of workers with broader patterns of socioeconomic restructuring and the role played by multiple stakeholders, contract form, technological change and occupational identity in mediating the experience of restructuring. More About Author

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