This groundbreaking new book is core reading for courses in International Human Resource Management. Drawing together a team of internationally renowned experts, International Human Resource Management: An Employment Relations Perspective is an exciting and innovative text that looks at this field from a fresh angle. Miguel Martinez Lucio's new text takes a global approach to International Human Resource Management, looking at the implications of globalization for industrial relations and transnational companies. Topics covered include international regulation, business ethics, the implications of migration and mobility, and the way that transnational companies behave in developing countries. Key features: Packed with international case studies and examples! Full pedagogy including reflective questions! A comprehensive companion website containing full-text articles, weblinks, an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, additional case studies and podcasts. International Human Resource Management: An Employment Relations Perspective is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students looking for a genuinely critical text.

Lean Production and Globalization: A ‘Revolutionary’ Management Agenda and the Re-Making of Labour Intensification?
Lean production and globalization: A ‘revolutionary’ management agenda and the re-making of labour intensification?
Paul Stewart
Learning Objectives
  • To engage the reader in the debate on lean production in relation to globalization
  • To explain the meanings of lean production and the consequences for workers and managers
  • To outline the relation between lean production and neoliberalism
  • To outline the consequences of lean production in terms of health and safety

When we discuss the question of globalization in relation to work and employment, we should be mindful that the issue is not solely about the development of transnational corporations and transnational forms of regulation. Important though this is, it is only part of the story. This is because globalization ...

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