International Human Resource Management, 4/E

Full information about the 4th edition of my IHRM textbook

International Human Resource Management

© 2014 Anne-Wil Harzing and Ashly Pinnington (eds.), SAGE Publications Ltd., London, 568 pp. ISBN 9781446267301 (hardcover), ISBN 9781446267318 (pbk), ISBN 9781473908642 (eBook). Available from SAGE Publications

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

The fourth edition brings together leading academics to explore all of the key areas of the curriculum as well as the most important contemporary and emerging issues and debates.

The new edition offers an even more stimulating and focused journey through the field with:

  • New chapters on Managing Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management in line with developments
  • New stop and reflect boxes and end of chapter discussion questions to test your understanding
  • Additional international case studies including examples from emerging markets

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: Culture and Cross-Cultural Management Laurence Romani
Chapter 2: Comparative Human Resource Management Chris Brewster and Wolfgang Mayrhofer
Chapter 3: The Transfer of Employment Practices across Borders in Multinational Companies Tony Edwards
Chapter 4: Approaches to IHRM Chris Rowley, Jean Qi Wei and Malcolm Warner
Part II: International Assignments and Employment Practices
Chapter 5: International Assignments B. Sebastian Reiche and Anne-Wil Harzing
Chapter 6: Multinational Companies and the Host Country Environment Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery and Phil Almond
Chapter 7: Regulation and Change in Global Employment Relations Miguel Martinez Lucio and Robert Mackenzie
Chapter 8: Human Resource Management in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Vladimir Pucik, Ingmar Bjorkman, Paul Evans and Gunter K. Stahl
Part III: IHRM Policies and Practices
Chapter 9: Managing Knowledge in Multinational Firms Ingmar Bjorkman, Paul Evans, Vladimir Pucik and Dana Minbaeva
Chapter 10: Global Training and Development: Developing Global Leaders and Expatriates Ashly H. Pinnington, Yaw A. Debrah and Christopher J. Rees
Chapter 11: Global and Local Resourcing Chris Rowley, Alan Nankervis and Malcolm Warner
Chapter 12: Global Performance Management Arup Varma and Pawan S. Budhwar
Chapter 13: Total Rewards in the International Context K. Galen Kroeck and Mary Ann Von Glinow
Chapter 14: Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management in the Global Context Fang Lee Cooke
Chapter 15: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability through Ethical HRM Fang Lee Cooke