International Human Resource
Chris Brewster, Paul Sparrow, Guy Vernon and Elizabeth Houldsworth Chris Brewster is Professor of International HRM at Henley Business School, University of Reading.
Paul Sparrow is Director of the Centre for Performance-Led HR and Professor of International HRM at Lancaster University Management School.
Guy Vernon is Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Southampton University.
Elizabeth Houldsworth is Lecturer in International HRM at Henley Business School, University of Reading.
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Chris Brewster, Paul Sparrow, Guy Vernon and Elizabeth Houldsworth Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
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List of Table s x
List of Fi gure s xii
Chapter 1 International Human Resource Management: An Introduction 1 Introduction 1
What is new about this edition? 2
Key trends 4
What is international human resource management? 8
Structuring the field into three components 11
How is the overall field of ihrm evolving? 14
An outline of the book 16
Part 1 Cross-Cultural Manageme nt 21
Chapter 2 The Impact of National Culture 23
Putting the study of culture into context 26
What is culture? 28
National cultures and organisation 33
Limitations and cultural generalisations of work at the national level 43
Chapter 3 Culture and Organisational Life 51
The impact of culture on organisational behaviour and hrm 52 The role of the manager, leadership and management styles 56 Culture and the individual 58
Can we develop global leader competencies? 60
Developing cultural intelligence 62
part two Comp arative Human Resource Manageme nt 69
Chapter 4 Comparative HRM and Institutional Influences 71
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