International Human Resource Management, 6/E

Full information about the 6th edition of my IHRM textbook

International Human Resource Management

© 2022 B. Sebastian Reiche, Helene Tenzer, and Anne-Wil Harzing (eds.), SAGE Publications Ltd., London, 568 pp. ISBN 9781529763744 (hardcover), ISBN 9781529763751 (pbk).

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(This is the sixth edition; the first edition appeared in 1995, the second edition in 2004, the third edition in 2011, the fourth edition in 2014, and the fifth edition in 2019.)

Written by leading experts in the field, this bestselling textbook has guided over 25,000 students across 130 countries through their International Human Resource Management studies. Retaining its critical edge, academic rigour and breadth of coverage, the sixth edition has been thoroughly updated to include cutting-edge content on the Covid-19 pandemic, digitalization and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as a broad range of new case studies and practical examples from organizations around the globe.

This text comes with access to a companion website containing web links, SAGE journal articles and more.


As a textbook this book will appeal to advanced undergraduate students and Masters students wanting a comprehensive and integrated treatment of International HRM that includes the most recent theoretical developments.

As a research book, it provides PhD students and other researchers with a very good introduction into the field and an extensive list of references that will allow them to get an up-to-date overview of the area.

Finally, practitioners looking for solutions to their international HR problems might find some useful frameworks in Parts 1 and 3, while the chapters in Part 2 will allow them to gain a better understanding of country differences in managing people.

Table of contents

Part I: Cultural, Comparative and Organizational Perspectives on IHRM

Chapter 1: Comparative Human Resource Management Chris Brewster and Wolfgang Mayrhofer
Chapter 2: Culture and Cross-Cultural Management Laurence Romani
Chapter 6: Multinational Companies and the Host Country Environment Phil Almond, Damian Grimshaw and Jill Rubery
Chapter 4: Approaches to International Human Resource Management Chris Rowley, Jean Qi Wei and Yujie Cai

Part II: IHRM Functions

Chapter 5: International Assignments B. Sebastian Reiche and Anne-Wil Harzing
Chapter 6: Global and Local Resourcing: The Cases of Japan, China and Vietnam Chris Rowley, Yi Liu, and Alan Nankervis
Chapter 7: Training and Development: Developing Global Leaders and Expatriates Ashly H. Pinnington, Yaw A. Debrah and Christopher J. Rees
Chapter 8: Global Performance Management Arup Varma, Pawan S. Budhwar, and Ziyun Ma
Chapter 9: Total Rewards in the International Context K. Galen Kroeck and Mary Ann Von Glinow

Part III: IHRM Contexts

Chapter 10: Regulation and the Changing Context of International Human Resource Management Robert Mackenzie and Miguel Martinez Lucio
Chapter 11: The Transfer of Employment Practices across Borders in Multinational Companies Philipp Kern, Ling Eleanor Zhang, Tony Edwards and Liudmyla Svystunova
Chapter 12: People Management in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Ingmar Bjorkman, Vladimir Pucik, Paul Evans and Günter K. Stahl
Chapter 13: Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Global Context Fang Lee Cooke
Chapter 14: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability through Ethical HRM Practices Fang Lee Cooke