Issues, Challenges, and Concerns in Four Contemporary Themes in International Human Resource Management
Multinational enterprises recognize that international human resources management plays an important role in gaining and retaining competitive advantage in today's highly competitive global business environment. The field of international human resource management is about understanding, researching, applying, and revising all human resource activities in their internal and external contexts as they impact the processes of managing human resources in multinational enterprises throughout the global environment to enhance the experience of multiple stakeholders. The purpose of international human resource management is to enable the firm - the multinational enterprise - to be globally successful. In this article, we update and summarize findings from our research related to four important and contemporary themes that have emerged in recent years in the field of international human resource management: 1) Global Staffing; 2) Composing a Multinational Workforce; 3) Developing a Multinational Workforce; and 4) Cross–Border Alliances.
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