The new edition of this SAGE Handbook builds on the success of the first by providing a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of human resource management. Bringing together contributions from leading international scholars - and with brand new chapters on key emerging topics such as firm ownership, talent management, engagement and big data - the Handbook focuses on familiarising the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management, while contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, as well as comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests. The second edition of this Handbook remains an indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field. PART 01: Context of Human Resource Management; PART 02: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management; and PART 03: Contemporary Issues.
Chapter 25: Human Resource Management in Developing Countries
‘Developing countries’ (also known as less developed countries) cover a large population spanning several continents and regions with diverse cultural traditions. They also represent a constellation of sovereign states with markedly different political regimes, institutional arrangements, industrial structures, stages of economic development, and national strategies for global economic integration and social development.1 These diversities and distinctiveness underpin each nation's employment systems and human resource management (HRM) practices. While similar characteristics and HRM challenges may be evident across these nations, specific practices and solutions may differ at national and sub-national level. As it is impossible to cover HRM of all developing countries in one chapter, this ...