The new edition of Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management examines the interactions between people, cultures, and human resource systems in a wide variety of regions throughout the world.

Taking account of recent developments in the international human resources management (IHRM) field, the sixth edition will enable students to meet the international challenges they will face in the workforce, and sensitize them to the complexity of human resource issues in the era of globalization.

Features include:

  • New readings and case studies that account for recent changes in the field, positioned alongside "tried and true" material.
  • An increased focus on cross-cultural diversity and tools to bridge "social distance" between team members.
  • Supplemental material and teaching notes, available for download, to enhance instructors’ abilities to use the readings and cases with their students.

With well-known contributors and field experts, this is the ideal accompaniment for any class in international human resource management, organizational studies, or international business.

part I|102 pages

The Context of IHRM: Challenges, Strategies, and External Forces

chapter Reading 1.1|21 pages

Putting the Challenges of International Human Resource Management into Perspective*

ByPaul Evans, Vladimir Pucik, Ingmar Björkman

chapter Reading 1.2|20 pages

Managing Global Talent Challenges With Global Talent Management Initiatives*

ByRandall S. Schuler, Susan E. Jackson, Ibraiz Tarique

chapter Reading 1.3|17 pages

Localisation: Societies, Organisations and Employees

ByWes Harry, David G. Collings

chapter Case 1.2|3 pages

Socometal: Rewarding African Workers

ByEvalde Mutabazi, C. Brooklyn Derr

chapter Case 1.3|30 pages

Four Seasons Goes to Paris

ByRoger Hallowell, David Bowen, Carin-Isabel Knoop

part II|84 pages

Cross-Cultural and Diversity Management

chapter Reading 2.1|14 pages

Diversity as Strategy

ByDavid A. Thomas

chapter Reading 2.2|36 pages

In the Eye of the Beholder: Cross-Cultural Lessons in Leadership from Project Globe

ByMansour Javidan, Peter W. Dorfman, Mary Sully de Luque, Robert J. House

chapter Reading 2.3|17 pages

Multicultural Individuals: What can they bring to Global Organizations?

ByStacey R. Fitzsimmons, Christof Miska, Günter K. Stahl

chapter Case 2.1|3 pages

Olivia Francis

ByMark E. Mendenhall

chapter Case 2.2|2 pages

Johannes Van Den Bosch Sends an Email

ByJoseph J. Distefano

chapter Case 2.3|10 pages

Uwa Ode: A Cultural Chameleon or Stranded between Cultural Chairs?

ByB. Sebastian Reiche, Yih-teen Lee

part III|67 pages

Global Staffing and Management of Global Mobility

chapter Reading 3.1|19 pages

Types of International Assignees

ByDavid G. Collings, Anthony McDonnell, Amy McCarter

chapter Reading 3.2|10 pages

Expatriate Performance Appraisal: Problems and Solutions

ByGary R. Oddou, Mark E. Mendenhall

chapter Reading 3.3|18 pages

Compensating Global Employees

ByJaime Bonache, Luigi Stirpe

chapter Case 3.1|7 pages

Fred Bailey: An Innocent Abroad

ByJ. Stewart Black

chapter Case 3.2|6 pages

Selecting a Country Manager for Delta Beverages India

ByPaula Caligiuri, Henry W. Lane

chapter Case 3.3|5 pages

Andreas Weber’s Reward for Success in an International Assignment: A Return to an Uncertain Future *

ByGünter K. Stahl, Mark E. Mendenhall

part IV|146 pages

People Issues in Global Teams, Alliances, Mergers, and Acquisitions

chapter Reading 4.1|9 pages

Global Teams that Work: A Framework for Bridging Social Distance

ByTsedal Neeley

chapter Reading 4.2|50 pages

Managing Alliances and Joint Ventures

ByVladimir Pucik, Paul Evans, Ingmar Björkman

chapter Reading 4.3|40 pages

IHRM issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

BySatu Teerikangas, Günter K. Stahl, Ingmar Björkman, Mark E. Mendenhall

chapter Case 4.1|17 pages

Hailing a New Era: Haier in Japan

ByCarlos Sánchez-Runde, Yih-teen Lee, B. Sebastian Reiche

chapter Case 4.2|8 pages

Lenovo–IBM: Bridging Cultures, Languages, and Time Zones

(A) An Audacious Deal
ByKathrin Köster, Günter K. Stahl

chapter Case 4.2|7 pages

(B) Integration Challenges

chapter Case 4.3|13 pages

Guangdong Electronics *

ByIngmar Björkman, Ming Zeng

part V|95 pages

Responsible Leadership in a Global and Cross-Cultural Context

chapter Reading 5.1|13 pages

Values in Tension: Ethics Away from Home

ByThomas Donaldson

chapter Reading 5.2|22 pages

The Challenge of Responsible Global Leadership

ByGünter K. Stahl, Christof Miska, Laura J. Noval, Verena J. Patock *

chapter Reading 5.3|20 pages

Global Leadership for Sustainable Development

ByIna Aust, Marie-Thérèse Claes

chapter Case 5.1|8 pages

Changmai Corporation 1

ByCharlotte Butler, Henri-Claude de Bettignies

chapter Case 5.2|11 pages

Levi Strauss & Co.: Addressing Child Labour in Bangladesh

ByNicola Pless, Thomas Maak

chapter Case 5.3|19 pages

EVN in Bulgaria: Engaging the Roma Community 1

ByBarbara Coudenhove-Kalergi, Christian Seelos