With increasing globalization comes the need to understand human resource management (HRM) more broadly across countries, cultures, institutions, and organizational types. Designed to help readers explore and understand the key concepts and latest research behind the strategic management of people in organizations that operate in a global context, this accessible book provides concise coverage of HRM concepts, balancing comparative approaches and US and non-US schools of thought. Not limited to the multinational firm, the book reflects the most current knowledge in the field and considers all types of organizations embedded in the global context. Chapter-opening vignettes (short cases) exemplify the chapter's core topics and show readers how chapter content can be applied. Extensive references make it easy for readers to explore concepts in more depth.

International Employee Representation and Corporate Social Responsibility
International employee representation and corporate social responsibility
Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to

  • compare and contrast the elements of a national labor relations systems,
  • explain the relationship between MNEs and organized labor around the world,
  • discuss how different institutional environments relate to different forms of corporate social responsibility (CSR),
  • compare the various guidelines for ethical decision making, and
  • discuss the elements and usefulness of corporate codes of conduct.
Social Dumping within the EU1

Jan de Vries, director of HR at Digital Device Corporation's (DDC) Rotterdam production facility, stared in disbelief at the email he had just received from DDC's headquarters in San Jose, California. It seemed that the company had decided to make the production facility in Limerick, Ireland, its ...

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