From the mid–1980s to the turn of the 1990s the international HR field was considered to be in its infancy. There continues to be both an evolution of territory covered by the field – a series of successively evolving cultural, geographical and institutional challenges faced by the multinational corporation (MNC) – as well as more critical questioning whether this has created an expanded or a fragmented field. This book brings together the latest research on important “issues–driven” concerns that the field of IHRM now has to face, absorb, interpret then reanalyse through international lenses. This volume gives attention to those aspects of MNC behaviour – choices about location, how they organize local subsidiaries, choices made about technology, capital and labour, and choices made about investments and strategies – that are subject to institutional influences. It also gives voice to a number of contemporary issues – reverse knowledge flows, skill supply strategies, employer branding, e–enablement, outsourcing, global networks – that now need to be accommodated within the field. Broadens the IHRM field to cover comparative and institutional perspectives Provides a multi–level analysis of globalization phenomena at the individual, organization, and macro level Focuses on the current problems and issues driving the attention of IHRM Directors
Dr Susan Hetrick is a Director of The People Forum. The People Forum is a consultancy company that work with organisations around the globe to deliver innovative HR solutions to challenging strategic business issues, specifically in the area of business restructuring: TUPE, employee engagement, employee relations.
Susan is a former Board level HR Director with extensive practitioner experience working with global companies in the financial services, telecoms, FMCG and business advisory sectors. Susan has a doctorate in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management from City Business School, and is a visiting fellow at Glasgow University and the Helsinki School of Economics.
Susan is a conference speaker and author on the subject of how human resource management is critical to building corporate reputations and employer brands.
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