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A Quarter-Century Review of Human Resource Management in the U.S.: The Growth in Importance of the International Perspective

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  • Randall S. Schuler

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    (Rutgers University, Department of HRM)

  • Susan E. Jackson

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    (Rutgers University, Department of HRM)

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    Abstract

    The past quarter century has witnessed many developments in the research and practice of managing human resources in the United States. In this article, we briefly describe two major areas in which these developments have been unfolding: strategic human resource management and international human resource management. Across these two areas of activity, HRM in the U. S. has evolved to encompass a greater appreciation of issues associated with: the systemic character of human resource management, the role that context plays in shaping HR policies and practices, the importance of demonstrating the effectiveness of HR policies and practices, the value of addressing the concerns of multiple stakeholders, the need for partnership in managing human resources, the complexity of managing human resources in multinational enterprises, and the challenge of developing theories and frameworks that provide new and useful insights about how to address all of these issues. We conclude with a brief summary and our thoughts about the future of HRM in the U.S. context and the continued importance of the international perspective.

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    Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Management Revue - The international Review of Management Studies.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 11-35

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    Handle: RePEc:rai:mamere:1861-9908_mrev_2005_01_schuler

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    Keywords: Human Resource Management; Strategic HRM; International HRM; Strategic IHRM; Stakeholders;

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    Cited by:
    1. Tarique, Ibraiz & Schuler, Randall S., 2010. "Global talent management: Literature review, integrative framework, and suggestions for further research," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 122-133, April.
    2. Satu Lähteenmäki & Maarit Laiho, 2011. "Global HRM and the dilemma of competing stakeholder interests," Social Responsibility Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 7(2), pages 166-180, July.
    3. Mirta Díaz & Susana Pasamar & Ramón Valle, 2012. "Are Ambidextrous Intellectual Capital and HRM Needed for an Ambidextrous Learning?," Working Papers 12.01, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Business Organization and Marketing (former Department of Business Administration).
    4. Bayo-Moriones, Alberto & Galdon-Sanchez, Jose Enrique & Martinez-de-Morentin, Sara, 2010. "The Diffusion of Pay for Performance across Occupations," IZA Discussion Papers 4839, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    5. Giulio Pedrini, 2011. "Personnel policies in the European firms: some evidence of the existing model(s) and the potential role of Corporate Universities," Working Papers 22, AlmaLaurea Inter-University Consortium.

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