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Comparative Employment Relations  

Comparative Employment Relations

"This major new textbook provides a concise introduction to employment and industrial relations.  Unlike many other textbooks, this adopts a comparative approach, examining the changing nature of employment practices in relation to the processes of globalization, and engaging critically with the literature on Human Resource Management. By taking account of the international dimension of employment relations, this book is at the forefront of new developments in the field."

REF HD 6971 .E28 2000

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Converging Divergences  

Converging Divergences: Worldwide Changes in Employment Systems

"Exploring recent changes in employment practices in seven industrialized countries (Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the United States) and in two essential industries (automobile and telecommunications), Harry C. Katz and Owen Darbishire find that traditional national systems of employment are being challenged by four cross-national patterns. The patterns, which are becoming ever more prevalent, can be categorized as low-wage, human resource management, Japanese-oriented, and joint team-based strategies.

The authors go on to show that these changing employment patterns are closely related to the decline of unions and growing income inequality. Drawing upon plant-level evidence on emerging employment practices, they provide a comprehensive analysis of changes in employment systems and labor-management relations. They conclude that while the variation in employment patterns is increasing within countries, evidence suggests that there is much commonality across countries in the nature of that variation and also similarity in the processes through which variation is appearing. Hence the term 'converging divergences.'"

REF HD 6971 .K3675 2000

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Countries and their Cultures  

Countries and their Cultures

"Examines the shared characteristics that make up the national cultures of 225 countries around the world. Among the major categories of data represented for each country are: name; orientation -- demography and geography; history and ethnic relations; urbanism, architecture and use of space; food and economy; social stratification; political life; non-governmental organizations; gender roles and status; marriage; family and kinship; socialization; etiquette; religion; medicine and health care; secular celebrations; arts and humanities; and state of the physical and social sciences."*

REF GN 307 .C68 2001 (4 vols.)

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Craighead's International Business, Travel, and Relocation Guide to 90 Countries  

Craighead's International Business, Travel, and Relocation Guide to 90 Countries

"Provides a wide range of business travel and relocation information for 90 different countries, including details on currency, customs regulations, visas, passports, healthcare, transportation, shopping, insurance, travel safety, etc."

REF HF 5549.5 .E45 D56 2004/2005 (2 vols.)

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Dynamic Human Resource Systems Cross-National Comparisons  

Dynamic Human Resource Systems Cross-National Comparisons

"The author develops a typology for assessing effects of Human Resource policies and practices in six different countries (Japan, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Singapore), and provides insights about the nature of the intervening variables that explain how Human Resource policies affect performance.

How do different countries manage their industrial relations? How do they balance the needs of workers and employers in order to compete in dynamic, global markets? How do bundles of HR policies and effects interact to condition performance? What are the differences in these relationships across nations?

Is there such thing as the best human resource management system, and can the best international human resource practices be transferred?

James P. Begin presents his research results and insights from his thorough study of the societal and firm level in six nations, that represent the major types of the international human resource systems worldwide: Japan, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, and Singapore."*

*Quoted from Amazon.com

REF HD 31 .B3734 1997

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Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands  

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do Business in Sixty Countries

The Cross Cultural Issues section of Key Reference Books includes a variety of books dealing with doing business abroad:

  • Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: REF HF 5389 .M67 1994
  • Culture Grams: REF GT 150 .C85 2002 (2 vols.)
  • Do's and Don'ts Around the World: Asia: REF BJ 2137 .N833 1998
  • Do's and Don'ts Around the World: Oceania and Japan: REF BJ 2137 .N8335 1998
  • Do's and Don'ts Around the World: Russia and The Independent States: REF BJ 2137 .N834 1998
  • The Do's and Taboos of International Trade: A Small Business Primer: REF HF 1379 .A96
  • Do's and Taboos of Hosting International Visitors: REF HF 5389 .A98 1990
  • Do's and Taboos Around the World for Women in Business: REF G 156.5 .B86 D67 1997
  • Do's and Taboos Around the World: REF HF 5387 .D66 1993
  • Mind Your Manners: REF HD 70 .E8 M653 2003
  • Gestures: The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World: REF BF 637 .N66 A88 1998
Doing Business and Investing in Australia  

Doing Business and Investing in Australia

"These country-specific guides are published for more than 80 countries in which PricewaterhouseCoopers firms operate or have established offices. The popular guide series is updated periodically. Each guide focuses on the investment climate of a particular country. Important facts are given about the country, including local customs, living standards, cultural and economic information, business environment, and opportunities for trade and foreign investment."*

REF HC 601 D64 2001

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The Europeanisation of Industrial Relations  

The Europeanisation of Industrial Relations

"Based on extensive field world (including interviews with trade unionists, members of works councils and management representatives) this book provides both a national and comparative assessment of European IR systems, focussing on the four major European economies of Germany, UK, Italy, and France. Particular attention is given to the concept of 'Europeanisation', including the potential Europeanising of collective bargaining at plant and enterprise level; the development of Europe-wide employer and employee associations; the role of social dialogue; and the role of the European legislation process. Five detailed company cases are also provided, focussing on management decisions affecting employees in different countries and the role of European Works in this context. The book concludes that the development of industrial relations in Europe has to be seen as a combination of sometimes contradictory European and national processes.

REF HD 8376.5 .E24 2002

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Global Human Resource Management  

Global Human Resource Management

"This book presents Human Resource Management (HRM) as a tool for improving the performance of organizations in developing and transitional countries. It does this through the presentation of an integrated model of human resource management, informed by the practical realities of applying such a model in developing and transitional countries.

Using exercises and real-life examples, the authors emphasize the need to practice (and to study) HRM in context, taking account of the contrast between what theory says should happen and what actually happens in practice. Having introduced a strategic model of HRM, the book explores the key HRM activities of human resource planning, job analysis, managing pay, recruitment and selection, performance management, learning and training, job reduction and employee relations. The authors stress that every HRM model must be critically assessed in the particular setting in which it is being used, and then adopted, adapted or abandoned. This process of critical adaptation of international models of ‘good practice’ is the essence of global HRM.

This textbook offers a clear and highly accessible introduction to the theory and practice of HRM in developing and transitional countries. It has been designed for students on a wide range of human resource oriented courses, including development management and administration. It will also be a valuable reference tool for HRM practitioners in the private and public sector and in NGOs."*

*Quoted from Amazon.com

REF HF 5549.2 .D48 M33 2004

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Globalizing Human Resource Management  

Globalizing Human Resource Management

"As firms continue to become internationally minded, the role of international HR professionals is coming increasingly to the foreground of business. The realization that for success, companies must pay attention to foreign markets and competition is more widespread than ever. This book considers HRM in its global context, asking questions about what drives international HRM, how effective it is and how important it is for prosperity. Providing both a coherent overview of the field and a detailed practical analysis of modern management, this book is an important new addition to the HRM field. It draws upon current research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's Global Research Project and includes data, surveys and case-studies."

*Quoted from Amazon.com

REF HF 5549.5 .E45 S63 2004

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Global Industrial Relations  

Global Industrial Relations

"Breaking new ground and drawing on contributions from the leading academics in the field, this volume in the Global HRM series specifically focuses on industrial relations.

The text is divided into two distinct, but overlapping sections, namely regional variations in global industrial relations systems and contemporary themes in global industrial relations. Specifically, the text is intended to provide an overview of the industrial relations systems of nine regions (North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and India). Having examined these systems the second section of the book examines some overarching themes in global industrial relations.

Combining both systems and thematic issues, this important new text will be invaluable reading for anyone studying or interested in global industrial relations."*

*Quoted from Amazon.com

REF HD 6971 .G615 2006

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Hanbook of Research in International Human Resource Management  

Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management

"Handbook of Redearch in Interanational Human Resource Management provides a sophisticated, in-depth examination of research in international human resource management (IHRM). Editor Michael Harris compiles reasearch in IHRM that is otherwise fragmented across numerous journals and conducted from several different approaches.   In so doing, Harris recommends new directions and hypotheses to guide future researchers."

REF HF 5549.5 .E45 H363 2008

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Human Resource Issues of the European Union  

Human Resource Issues of the European Union

"This book grew out of the absence of an adequate soruce for those of us who both teach and study the European Union from the direction of Human Resoruce Studies and the Social Dimension." Focuses on the Union from the viewpoint of "its interest and implications for and impact upon the human resource and its employment." Discusses influences of "National Culture, Demographic and Labour Market Developments and Trends, the Nature of Work and changes to it and the increasing internationalisation of business and the activities of the Multinational Corporation."

REF HD 8376.5 .L43 1998

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Human Resource Management  

Human Resource Management

"This text investigates human resource management and the employment relationship in an international context. Its first aim is to question the applicability of the HRM concept in varying cultures and structures, notably in Europe and, in doing so, show how some important, yet perhaps neglected factors come into play. These include the role of government, the role of trade unions, and the processes of interaction between representatives of major interest groups in industry, referred to the 'social partners'. The second main aim of the book is to provide the reader with information and analysis concerning employment and management practices across a wide range of national systems to enable meaningful cross-comparisons to be made."

REF HF 5549 .H65 1995

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Human Resource Management in Europe  

Human Resource Management in Europe

"In this comprehensive new book, the varied and particualr challenges for human resource management in the EU are fully explored.  Written in conjuntion with the European Association for Personnel Management (EAPM), the book offers country-by-country analysis from native authors, assessing the contexts faced by businesses working in thirteen different states: from founding EU members, such as France and Germany, to relatively new entrants, such as Latvia and Poland.  The book also includes a chapter on Turkey, an emerging economy currently outside the Union. The key issues are addressed from both  theoretical and practical perspectives, while each chapter is also complemented by tbest-practice case studies.

Human Resource Management in Europe is a key text for all students and managers interested in HRM and the different European contexts in which it operates."

REF HF 5549.2 .E9 H8593 2008

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human resources glossary  

The Human Resources Glossary

"The fast paced world of human resources (HR) management, development, and utilization requires HR professionals to fill many roles and speak many "languages." The Human Resources Glossary answers the demand for a single authoritative source that compiles and explains the vocabulary of HR practitioners. This glossary defines HR terms and explains their context, use, and managerial implications in 56 of the most important HR areas, including benefits, compensation, disability, discipline, employee services, health care, organization development, productivity, hiring practices, employee testing, training, travel management, meeting management, and work measurement."

REF HF 5549 .A23 T73 2004

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Innovations in International and Cross-Cultural Management  

Innovations in International and Cross-Cultural Management

"Presenting cross-cultural research on a wide range of organizational topics, this book ranges from the individual to the macro level. Among the issues examined are: organizational trust in international settings, HRM issues in international joint ventures, developing strategic advantage across borders, and social partnerships for sustainable growth."

HD 62.4 .I52 2000

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International Business Information  

International Business Information

"The only reference work available that guides business researchers and librarians to the most valuable sources for information on international business and shows how to interpret and use the data provided. The authors also describe business practices in various regions and countries, the basics of international trade and finance, international business organizations, and relevant political departments and agencies. An extensive number of exhibits and tables are featured, and the book's appendixes include glossaries, checklists for evaluating sources, and sample disclosure documents."

REF HF 54.5 .P33 1998

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International Handbook of Trade Unions  

International Handbook of Trade Unions

"This Handbook is an authoritative and invaluable reference tool, uniquely analyzing the forces governing unionism, union behavior and union impact from a variety of perspectives, both theoretical and empirical. The fourteen chapters are written in an accessible style by leading specialists from the fields of economics and industrial relations. They offer a truly international perspective on this important subject.

This superbly comprehensive Handbook examines the determinants of union membership, models of union behavior and the economics of strikes, as well as the effects of unions on wages, pay inequality and firm performance (to include innovation). It also analyzes trade unions as political actors and their impact on macroeconomic performance. Institutional detail is added in specific chapters documenting recent developments in the US and the UK, and prospects for a Europeanization of collective bargaining. A review of union density in more than 100 nations is also provided.

The Handbook is suited to a range of courses and is aptly designed to meet the needs of students and academics in the fields of economics, industrial relations, human resources management, as well as general labor scholars."

REF HD 6483 .I59 2003

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International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work  

International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work

 

REF HF 5549.5 .M5 I59 2010

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International Historical Statistics  

International Historical Statistics

Several editions provide historical statistics for regions throughout the world.

"International Historical Statistics: The Americas...provides key economic and social indicators for the last 250 years for countries on the American continent, serving as an essential reference source for both hard-to-find historical data and the latest figures available, and as an indispensable tool for comparisons between countries and across time."

International Historical Statistics: The Americas 1750-2000
REF HA 175 .M55 2003

International Historical Statistics: Europe 1750-2000
REF HA 1107 .M5 2002

International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia, and Oceania 1750-2000 REF HA 4675 .M552 2003

International Human Resource Management  

International Human Resource Management

"This totally revised edition of the bestselling text provides a comprehensive, international perspective of the consequences of internationalization for the management of people apcross borders.

Based on feedback from lecturers and students, as well as careful consideration of the changing needs of relevant courses, this latest edition contains many new chapters to offer students an up-to-date and thorough understanding of the essential elements of international Human Resource Management. While due attention is paid to expatriate management, the text also includes chapters on the role of HRM in internationalization, the link between strategy, structure and HRM in MNCs and the role of HRM in mergers and acquisitions. In addition, a discussion of comparative HRM, and international and comparative industrial relations forms a major part of this book.

The book is truly international, both in its outlook and in its author base. Authors, all experts and active researchers in their respective fields, use examples from all over the world and their chapters supplement classic theories and models with cutting-edge research and developments. All chapters are part of a carefully constructed framework and together provide a coherent picture of the field of International HRM."

REF HF 5549 .5 .E45.I557 2004

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International Human Resource Managment  

International Human Resource Managment

"This essential book provides a thorough foundation for anyone studying or working in international human resource management. Featuring data and examples from international business, consulting practice, academic research, and interviews with IHRM managers in multinational and global organizations, it covers almost everything that is currently known in the field. The approach offers both a theoretical and practical treatment of this important and evolving area, relying heavily on the authors’ varied and international backgrounds.

Thoroughly updated and revised, this third edition includes learning objectives, key terms, discussion questions, and end-of-chapter vignettes for application of the ideas in the text. It is designed to lead readers through all of the key topics in a highly engaging and approachable way. The language is very ‘reader-friendly’ and it is global in scope and examples. The book focuses on IHRM within multinational enterprises (MNEs) from throughout the world, featuring topics including:

  • globalization of business and HRM
  • global strategy and structure
  • global HR planning and forecasting
  • global talent management
  • global training and management development
  • global compensation and benefits
  • global employee performance management
  • new trends in international HRM.

Uncovering precisely why IHRM is important for success, this outstanding textbook provides an essential foundation for an understanding of the theory and practice of IHRM. It is essential reading for all students, lecturers and IHRM professionals."

Quoted from website

REF HF 5549.5 .E45 B74 2009

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International Human Resource Management : A critical text  

International Human Resource Management : A critical text

"International Human Resource Management provides a critical assessment of contemporary international HRM. Written by leading international scholars, this text explores the challenges confronting organizations as they seek to develop effective resourcing strategies in a global environment. International Human Resource Management is an excellent companion text for upper level undergraduate, postgraduates and MBA students studying international or comparative HRM."*

*Quoted from Amazon.com

REF HF 5549.5 .E45 I5773 2005

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International Human Resource Management  

International Human Resource Management

"The new edition of this highly successful and groundbreaking text continues to cover key topics in International Human Resource Management while increasing coverage of emerging theory and issues in this area. Globalization of business is forcing managers to grapple with complex issues as they seek to gain or sustain a competitive advantage. Faced with unprecedented levels of foreign competition at home and abroad firms are beginning to recognize not only that international business is high on top management's list of priorities but that finding and nurturing the human resources required to implement an international or global strategy is of critical importance. The role of human resource management in this complex, ever-changing world is central to this book."

REF HF 5549.5 .E45 D69 2005

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Key Indicators of the Labour Market  

Key Indicators of the Labour Market

"Published by the International Labour Office, this statistical compendium provides key indicators for labour markets worldwide. Indicators include labour force participation, employment by sector, hours of work, informal sector employment, wages and earnings, labour productivity, and other data."

REF HD 5701 .K49 2003

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Managing Human Resources in Africa  

Managing Human Resources in Africa

"As rival economies such as Asia mature, attention is now shigting to new frontiers like Africa. But academic debate too often neglects the complexities and diversity of this continent, and the challenges faced by both multinational companies working across Africa and domestic African companies, particularly in the human resources field."

REF HF 5549.2 .A35 M36 2004

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Managing Human Resources in Cross-Border Alliances  

Managing Human Resources in Cross-Border Alliances

"Text looks at business and human resources issues arising out of companies seeking alliances with companies in other countries, and forming cross-border alliances. For students and professionals of HR/international business."

"Timely and Comprehensive. Drawing on scholarly literature and real cases, this book provides a comprehensive treatment of HR issues in international alliances, and should be useful for any manager involved in cross-border alliances, mergers and acquisitions."
-Professor A ndrew Inkpen, Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management.

HD 6336 .S38 2004

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Managing Human Resources in Europe  

Managing Human Resources in Europe

"Managing Human Resources in Europe provides an analysis of the most important themes in European human Resource management (HRM) written by leading authourities based all over Europe.

Unrivalled by any other text, it provides a thematic approach with special attention given to dilemmas, controversies, paradoxes, and problems in the field.

This text is essential reading for all those studying or working in HRM in Europe allowing an exciting synthesis of theory and practice, illustrated with living case studies."

REF HF 5549.2 .E9 M36 2006

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Mangagin Human Resources in North America  

Mangagin Human Resources in North America

"This unique text covers the key issues in North American human resources today. Providing an overview of new and emerging issues in North American Human Resource Management (HRM), the chapters are divided into three parts. The first part examines how changes in the business environment have affected HRM; the second part looks at topics that have escalated in importance over the last few years; and the third analyzes topics that have recently emerged as concerns.

Each chapter is authored by a leading figure in the field and features case vignettes to provide practical illustrations of the points in hand. The chapters also conclude with guidelines to help HR professionals deal with the issues raised.

A Companion Website featuring online lecturer and student resources is available for this text and can be visited at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415396867.

Managing Human Resources in North America is a core text for current issues in HRM courses in North America and a supplementary text for students studying international HRM in other countries. It will be invaluable reading for all those studying HRM in North America or currently working in the field."

REF HF 5549.2 .N7 M36 2007

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Multinational Companies and Global Human Resource Strategies  

Multinational Companies and Global Human Resource Strategies

"In our increasingly competitive, uncertain, complex world marketplace, multinational companies, unions, and governments must rethink and adjust their human resource strategies and legislative policies again and again. Cooke and the contributors to this wide-ranging volume provide case studies and original analyses of present and coming human resource issues and problems. They give HR executives and public policymakers a way to devise more creative and workable coping strategies."

HD 62.4 .M837 2003

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People Skills for Global Business: Cultural Intelligence  

Cultural Intelligence: People Skills for Global Business

"Much more than simply a list of protocols, Cultural Intelligence helps readers develop a mind-set that can be applied to any number of countries, cultures, and business situations. It is a systematic way to approach the tremendous variety of interactions and challenges that business people must face around the world - much easier and more realistic than documenting every trait of every culture and preparing to cater to each. This book presents a three-stage process for becoming culturally intelligent. These steps involve learning the fundamental principles of cross-cultural interactions, such as what cultures are, how they might vary, and how they affect behavior; practicing mindfulness and paying attention in a reflective and creative way to cues; and developing a repertoire of behavioral skills that can be adapted to different situations. It takes time and effort to develop high cultural intelligence, but this book helps readers with the right attitude begin this rewarding experience."

GN 450.8 .T47 2004

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Political Handbook of the World  

Political Handbook of the World

"The Political Handbook of the World is an annual reference book containing separate sections on every country in the world and more than 100 intergovernmental organizations, such as NATO, OPEC, and UN affiliates. Each edition completely updates political developments over the past year while retaining the extensive background information necessary for researchers to place current events in a comprehensive historical perspective."

REF JF 37 .P61X 2011

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Political Risk Yearbook  

Political Risk Yearbook

"Each volume covers a seperate region of the world and assesses economic and political conditions as they relate to the risk of doing business."*

REF HG4538 .P65 2009 (8 vols.)

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The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management  

The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management

"Combining up-to-date research, innovative content and practical perspectives, this book is the benchmark by which all other strategic HRM reference works should be measured.  Leading figures from around the globe survey the current state of the discipline, while also introducing and exploring new, cutting edge themes in order to offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field.

Section introductions and integrative critiques pull together the separate themes to provide cross-comparisons between chapters to create a cohessice and well-structured volume. Unlike other texts in this area, The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management incorporates contributions from leading management and business writers in areas adjacent to human resource management, including strategy, innovation and organizational learning.  These add fresh and challenging insights into HRM themes from key mainstream business and management thinkning.  Strategic HRM is thus enriched and extended by this volume.

Focusing on the interplay between theory and practice, this book is an essential resource for researchers and students studying human resource management and strategy.

REF HF 5549 .R638 2009

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Strategic International Human Resource Management  

Strategic International Human Resource Management

..."the book is an extremely valuable contribution. It is insightful, well-researched and strong in concept and diagnostics. It is easy to recommend to anyone seriously considering the HR aspects of globalization" --Professor Richard W. Beatty, Rutgers University

*Quoted from Amazon.com

REF HF 5549.5 .E45 P428 2006

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Working Across Cultures  

Working Across Cultures

"Cultural understanding is indispensible for people who live and work abroad or in multicultural settings, but few have appropriate knowledge and training in this area. Working Across Cultures addresses this need. Suitable for general readers yet intellectually challening, this book illustrates how to thrive in unfamiliar cultures by understanding and tapping into stress management strategies of the people who live there.

The book begins by refuting the notion that professional life interacts with the culture only at the level of etiquette. Distinguishing between rule-based and relationship-based cultures, the author examines the roles of authority, individualism, competition, security, negotiation, contracts, supervision, lifestyle, and even humor in different cultures. He shows how different concepts of time, space, information, and wealth shape everyday life across cultures. The book concludes with a comprehensive reading list for more than one hundred countries."

HM 1211 .H66 2004

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World Development Indicators  

World Development Indicators

"Provides data and information on the people, economy, environment, and markets of 148 countries. Emphasis is on statistics relating to major development issues."

REF HC 59.69 .W656x 2011

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The World Factbook  

The World Factbook

"Prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. For all countries of the world, provides current economic, demographic, geographic, communications, government, defense force, and illicit drug trade information (where applicable)."

REF G 122 .U56A 2011

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worldmark encyclopedia of cultures and daily life  

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

"Each volume, Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Europe, begins with an overview of the cultural history of the geographical area followed by an alphabetical listing of the peoples within its borders. ... A few facts, population figures, a simple map, and a list of related articles are included in each entry. For each culture examined, there are 20 numbered sections that discuss such topics as clothing, holidays, food, family life, rites of passage, and social problems. These sections allow for comparative study. While origins and cultural development are discussed, the emphasis is on contemporary life. Recipes, brief retellings of popular myths and legends, and examples of the written languages enliven the text. While some statistics are presented, no sources are cited."

REF GN 333 .W67 1998 (4 vols)

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Worldmark Encyclopedia of  

Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies

"The 4-vol. Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies...provides students and business leaders with a thorough understanding of the current and historical economic development of foreign nations. Clearly arranged by country within broad geographic regions...analysis of each country's economic environment, reliable statistics on the country's current economic conditions and trends and key demographics of the nation's citizens. The approximately 200 entries each employ consistent organization allowing users to easily locate, compare and contrast data from one country to the next. Includes a glossary of terms, country index, maps, charts and graphs."*

REF HC 15 .W675 2002 (4 vols.)

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Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations  

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

"Provides a wealth of demographic information, plus a bibliography for each country. Vol. 1 also contains information on the polar regions; country comparison tables; glossaries of special terms and religious holidays; a list of abbreviations and acronyms; conversion tables; indexes to countries and territories and to the U.N. and related agencies. Vols. 2-5 are arranged by chapters for each country on the continent covered in the volume."*

REF G 63 .W67 2001x (6 vols.)

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International HR Links

  EURES - the European Job Mobility Portal: Living and Working
The Federation of European Employers

The Federation of European Employers
"The organisation for major employers in Europe. Providing information, advice and support to international human resource departments."

Foreign Labor Statistics Foreign Labor Statistics
The Foreign Labor Statistics (FLS) program provides international comparisons of hourly compensation costs; productivity and unit labor costs; labor force, employment and unemployment rates; and consumer prices. The comparisons relate primarily to the major industrial countries, but other countries are included in certain measures.

International Association for Human Resource Information

International Association for Human Resource Information
"The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) is your link to the unique world of HR information management, systems issues, trends, and technology."
International Labor Statistics International Industrial Relations Association
"The International Industrial Relations Association was established in 1966 in response to a growing need to develop and exchange knowledge in industrial relations at the international level. The general purpose of the Association is to promote the study of industrial relations throughout the world in the relevant academic disciplines."
International Labor Statistics International Labour Standards
"ILO Conventions and Recommendations cover a broad range of subjects concerning work, employment, social security, social policy and related human rights."
International Labor Statistics International Labour Standards by Subject
International Labor Statistics Resource Guide on Minimum Wages
"The minimum wages database provides information on minimum wage legislation in about 100 ILO member States. The information is divided into 6 main areas:
  • The determination mechanism. Is the minimum wage fixed by an authority such as the State or a Wage Board, social partners via collective bargaining, or are both of these procedures used?
  • Coverage of the legislation. Which categories of workers are entitled to receive a wage at least equal to the minimum wage?
  • Criteria used to introduce or adjust the level of the minimum wage.
  • Level of the minimum wage in national currency, US dollars and World Bank Purchasing Power Parity dollars.
  • Frequency of adjustment of minimum wage rates.
  • Control mechanisms."
International Labor Statistics

National Labour Law Profiles
"The National Labour Law Profiles that you will find on this site intend to provide a rapid overview of the labour law in a number of ILO member States. Their purpose is to facilitate a general understanding of how the labour law works in each country, and to provide the reader with easy access to information on a number of topics. However, the profiles do not intend to give a comprehensive description of the labour law in any country. Where appropriate, a bibliography and a list of links is given, directing the reader towards more in-depth information."

XPDNC Labour Directory

XPDNC Labour Directory
"The most comprehensive human-retrieved labour directory on the web with links from around the world, catalogued by labour interest, sorted geographically by country, and updated weekly."

Country Commerce Human Resources Reports (by Country)

 



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