Organising HRM in a comparative perspective

Julia Brandl*, Anna Christina Bos-Nehles, Ina Aust

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This chapter presents a state-of the art review of research on cross-national variation in organising human resource management (HRM) work based on open systems theorising of organisations. The authors suggest that practical efforts for organising HRM are based on three alternative models (classic, neo-classic, and modern), and identify the major theoretical traditions that have guided research in this field. Based on the inclusion of empirical studies, the chapter includes a new section on research in the tradition of new institutional theory as well as key issues and future research directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management (Business 2018)
EditorsChris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Elaine Farndale
Place of PublicationNorthampton
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781784711139
ISBN (Print)9781784711122
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Brandl, J., Bos-Nehles, A. C., & Aust, I. (2018). Organising HRM in a comparative perspective. In C. Brewster, W. Mayrhofer, & E. Farndale (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management (Business 2018) (2nd ed., pp. 322–338). Northampton: Edward Elgar.