Human Resource Management and the Institutional Perspective
Edited by Geoffrey Wood, Chris Brewster, Michael Brookes
Routledge – 2014 – 192 pages
Series: Global HRM
Combining the literature on comparative capitalism with that on comparative HRM, Human Resource Management and the Institutional Perspective explores the overlapping and distinct elements in work and employment relations both within and across country lines. The authors focus on intra-firm relations, internal diversity within varieties of capitalsm, and the uneven and experimental nature of systemic change, all the while employing an impressive level of theoretical rigor and empirical evidence. For those interested in contemporary developments in institutional theory, the relationship between regulation and practice, and in innovation and continuity in HRM, this book is a valuable resource. In a single volume, this text unites soundly based, theoretically strong and empirically new chapters that bring advances in institutional theory to bear on the subject of international and comparative Human Resource Management.
1. Institutions and Firm Level HRM Practice Geoffrey Wood, Christopher Brewster, Michael Brookes 2. Researching Comparative Institutional Contexts Michael Brookes, Geoffrey Wood, Christopher Brewster, and Richard Croucher 3. Understanding Contextual Differences in Employee Resourcing Geoffrey Wood, Christopher Brewster, Mehmet Demirbag, and Michael Brookes 4. Variations in Financial Participation in Comparative Context Michael Brookes, Geoffrey Wood, and Christopher Brewster 5. Is There Convergence Towards Individual Voice in Europe? Richard Croucher, Michael Brookes, Geoffrey Wood, and Christopher Brewster 6. Corporate Governance Systems and Investments in Human Capital Marc Goergen, Geoffrey Wood, Christopher Brewster, and Michael Brookes 7. Context and Working: Time Diversity in Practice Suzanne Richbell, Christopher Brewster, Michael Brookes, and Geoffrey Wood 8. Diversity Between and Within Varieties of Capitalism Christopher Brewster, James Walker, Geoffrey Wood, and Michael Brooks 9. Institutions, Labour Management Practices, and Firm Performance in Europe Richard Croucher and Marian Rizov 10. What Role do MNCs Play in Different Market Economies? Christopher Brewster, Geoffrey Wood, and Michael Brookes 11. How Much Does Country Matter? A Cross-national Comparison of HRM Outsourcing Decisions Michael Mol, Christopher Brewster, Geoffrey Wood, and Michael Brookes
Geoffrey Wood is Professor of International Business, and Associate Dean at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK. He is also Adjunct Professor at Griffith University, Visiting Professor at Pecs University Hungary and Nelson Mandela University South Africa, and Honourary Professor of the University of Witwatersrand. His current research interests centre on institutional diversity and change, and institutions, new investor categories and changes in work and employment relations.
Chris Brewster is Professor of International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK and Visiting Professor at the University of Nijmegen, Netherlands and Vaasa University, Finland. He researches international and comparative HRM and has published over twenty-five books and more than 175 articles. He has a doctorate from the LSE and an honorary doctorate from Vaasa University, Finland.
Michael Brookes is a Reader in Work and Employment at Middlesex University, UK, as well as Director of the Khanyisa Project, a non-profit partnership seeking to address employability issues in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. His research interests include labour market discrimination, industrial relations and comparative HRM, with the central strand connecting all aspects of this research being exploring the relationship between national institutional configurations and firm level work and employment practices.