This book explores international human resource management (IHRM) practices in the contexts of high uncertainties.  It encompasses situations of financial crisis, political and civil uncertainty, environmental collapse and recession.

Research on unstable and unpredictable contexts on business and HRM remain relatively scarce and scattered across disciplines. This volume brings together recent thinking from a range of different perspectives and methodologies. MNEs are often distinguished by the supposedly superior ability to implement highly tactical, more robust talent management practices, including work-based, HRM-led and international systems, in line with the rest of their worldwide operations; however, they often fall short. The chapters in this book explore the how, why, and when. At a theoretical level, this collection brings together developments and extensions of a range of salient theories.  They explore common methodological challenges and ways forward for future researchers on HRM in high contextual uncertainty.  

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of Human Resource Management.