Managing the Global Workforce

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Managing the Global Workforce authored by Paula Caligiuri, David Lepak and Jaime Bonache  covers the three foundational areas for managing a global workforce:

·         Global Business Strategy– How does human talent affect international integration, local responsiveness, and worldwide innovation and collaboration?

·         Comparative HR Systems– What are the cross-border differences in employment and labor laws, workforce competence (e.g., literacy rates and educational systems), labor economics, and unionization?

·         Cross-Cultural Differences– What are the cross-national differences in the ways individuals gain trust and credibility, communicate, and work together?

The second half of Managing the Global Workforce applies the three foundational areas concurrently when considering the key practice areas of HRM:

·         Managing Work Design and Workforce Planning – What are the strategic, comparative and cross-national contingencies related to the global mobility of jobs, the movement of employees, and cross-border knowledge work (e.g., transnational teams, virtual teams)?

·         Managing Competencies – What are the strategic, comparative and cross-national contingencies related to recruitment, selection, training and development of the global workforce?

·         Managing Attitudes and Behaviors – What are the strategic, comparative and cross-national contingencies related to compensation, incentives, performance management, and motivational reward of the global workforce?

In our ever-increasing knowledge economy, winning in the global arena will largely depend on how well firms can leverage, attract, develop, engage and motivate the strategic capabilities of their human talents.     Paperback-240 pages published March 2010.  Call us for quantity discount purchases.

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