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 5: International Human Resource Management
Effectively managing human resources (HR) is a complex endeavour. The complexity is amplified for multinational enterprises (MNEs) that operate across national borders, particularly in the current environment where business is now more interconnected and complex than ever before (Cascio & Boudreau, 2016). This complexity is greater than a challenge of scale and presents practitioners and scholars alike with unique and complex challenges that need to be understood and reconciled (Collings, Scullion & Curran, 2019a). While international trade can be traced back to at least 1900 BC, and we have evidence of international staff transfers at that time as a means of ...