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Advances in International Management, Volume 21: The Global by J.J. Lawler, G.S. Hundley

By J.J. Lawler, G.S. Hundley

The aggressive forces generated via globalization act to advertise the cross-national diffusion of human source administration 'best practices'. particularly, excessive functionality paintings practices have become considered because the typical as businesses in lots of elements of the realm have endeavored to 'Americanize' their employment and administration platforms. but cultural, institutional, and ideological forces proceed to supply resistance to the worldwide convergence of HR practices. This quantity comprises papers from authors in Europe, Asia, Africa, and US who discover diffusion in various nationwide contexts. assorted methodologies and views offer quite a number interpretations concerning diffusion and convergence.

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The notion that countries fulfill distinct roles within international trade is far from new, of course, dating back to the early theories of comparative advantage developed by Ricardo and others. It was also a central part of the ‘‘new international division of labor’’ that foresaw a trend toward parts of the production process of manufactured goods becoming delinked from one another, with the labor-intensive functions being located in countries offering a pool of cheap and compliant workers (Froebel, Heinricks, & Kreye, 1980).

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