International Human Resource Management, Anne-Will Harzing and Ashly H Pinnington, Sage Publishers India Pvt Ltd, Pp 641, Rs 695.00
WRITTEN by two subject professors, this textbook for students of human resource management, international business and international strategy is an outcome of the growth of international business operations and development of multinational companies with their formal and informal approaches to staffing, personnel administration and personnel management.
It is being said that multinational corporations (MNCs) are evolving towards a new form of management and organisation from that typified in the concept of the ‘transnational firm’ which is understood to have global networks of managers, global projects and international mobility. In these transnational firms, competitiveness in global markets is argued to be based more on managers possessing a global mindset. Their organisations survive and grow by having the flexibility and capability to transfer knowledge and expertise across global networks. The growth of global markets, reduction of trade barriers and increased activity across state boundaries have all had a major impact, stimulating the long-term growth of international merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. A significant challenge for the international human resource management practitioners and researchers concerns dealing effectively with the integration process in cross-border merger and acquisition.
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