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The Changing Nature of HRM, Organizational Change and Globalization
The changing nature of hrm, organizational change and globalization
Phil AlmondMaría C. González Menéndez
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the HRM strategies of TNCs
  • To comprehend the ways in which TNCs engage with their environments in terms of HRM
  • To outline the nature of change and the ways in which TNCs develop HRM strategies in their operations
Introduction

This chapter looks at the role of international firms as vehicles for change in the management of human resources.1 Transnational corporations (TNCs) are among the most visible manifestations of economic interconnectedness within globalization, with the growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) comfortably outstripping that in trade between nations in most years. In advanced economies, free trade areas such as NAFTA and the EU have eased ...

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