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The Global Challenge

The Global Challenge
International Human Resource Management

Third Edition

May 2023 | 530 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Formerly published by Chicago Business Press, now published by Sage

Since strategy, organizational capabilities, and people management are increasingly intertwined in multinational firms The Global Challenge takes a general management perspective on the issues associated with international human resources. Each chapter in this book is a stand-alone guide to a particular aspect of international human resource management (HRM) – from the history and overview of international human resource management in the first chapter to the functional implications for human resource professionals in the last, from building multinational coordination to managing the human side of cross-border acquisitions.

The authors build on the traditional agenda of international human resource management—how to respond to cultural and institutional differences, manage cross-border mobility, and develop global leaders. This new edition contains the latest advances from research and practice.

Chapter 1: The Challenges of International Human Resource Management
Chapter 2: Becoming Locally Responsive
Chapter 3: Achiving Global Integration
Chapter 4: Structuring Coordination
Chapter 5: Contructing Social Achitecture
Chapter 6: Acquiring Global Talent
Chapter 7: Global Performance Management
Chapter 8: Developing Global Leaders
Chapter 9: Steering Global Mobility
Chapter 10: Facilitating Change in Mutinational Organizations
Chapter 11: Managing Knowledge and Innovation across Borders
Chapter 12: Forging Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
Chapter 13: Managing Alliances and Joint Ventures
Chapter 14: Transforming the Global Human Resource Role


The textbook covers all essential parts of the course and creates a good foundation for our students' learning and larning support.

Dr Richard Nakamura
Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg
September 28, 2023

Vladimir Pucik

Vladimir Pucik is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Until his retirement, he was for fifteen years a Professor of International Human Resources and Strategy at IMD, in Switzerland, where he directed a variety of executive programs. Before joining IMD, he taught at Cornell University and the University of Michigan and spent three years as a visiting scholar at Keio and Hitotsubashi Universities in Tokyo. He was born in Prague where he studied international economics, law, and political science. After falling out with the country’s repressive government, he... More About Author

Paul Evans

Paul Evans is the Shell Chaired Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Development, Emeritus, at INSEAD (Europe and Singapore). British by nationality but raised in Africa, he has a PhD in Organizational Psychology from MIT, an MBA from INSEAD, and a Danish business diploma, and he is a graduate in law from Cambridge University. He led INSEAD’s activities in the field of international HRM for many years, directing many of their executive programs in this domain. He was titular professor at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Brussels, and has taught at Boston University, MIT, l’Université de Montréal,... More About Author

Ingmar Bjorkman

Ingmar Björkman is Professor of International Business and Dean of Aalto University School of Business in Finland. He has previously been Professor, Head of Department, and Vice Rector of Research at Hanken School of Economics, and has held visiting positions at Hong Kong University, ESSEC (Paris), INSEAD (Fontainebleau and Singapore), and SCANCOR (Stanford University). He has also taught at a number of other business schools in Europe and Asia. His research interests focus on international human resource management and the management of international mergers and acquisitions. He is a winner of the Journal of International Business Studies... More About Author

Shad Morris

Shad Morris is the Georgia White Fellow and Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Strategy at the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, in the USA. He teaches and conducts research at the intersection of human resource management and strategy. In particular, he explores empirical problems related to how companies invest in employee competencies and social networks to build organizational capabilities in a global market. In addition to his full-time position at the Marriott School, he is a Research Fellow at Cambridge University’s Centre for International Human Resource Management and has been a visiting... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780983332497