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.

Emerging Issues in Global HRM
Emerging issues in global HRM
Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to

  • describe the changes in the global business environment that will affect HRM,
  • discuss the importance of relating HRM activities to firm performance,
  • discuss the role of the HRM function and HR professionals in the future,
  • describe the changes that are likely in global talent management, and
  • outline the challenges associated with global mobility in the future.
Tension in Indonesia

Ian McKinstry general manager of global human resources for Sydney-based AusBank, had been enjoying watching Australia demolish Italy in the Rugby World Cup, when a news bulletin caused him to switch to Sky News Australia. The screen was filled with images of water cannons spraying rioters and protestors beating an unconscious police officer. ...

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