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.

HRM in Multinational Companies

HRM in multinational companies
B. Sebastian Reiche Dana Minbaeva


While the typical multinational company (MNC) only makes up a fraction of the total share of businesses around the world, the number of MNCs has more than doubled since 1990 to over 80,000, and together they account for roughly 80% of world trade and 75% of private sector R&D (Dobbs et al., 2015). Add to this the growth of MNC forms with other internationalization trajectories such as born global firms (Knight & Cavusgil, 2004), and a rise of MNCs from emerging markets (e.g., Kostova, Marano, & Tallman, 2016), and it becomes evident that the multinational serves as an important organizational context for the ...

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