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    The benefits of global teams for international organizations: HR implications.


    Mockaitis, Audra and Zander, Lena and De Cieri, Helen (2018) The benefits of global teams for international organizations: HR implications. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29 (14). pp. 2137-2158. ISSN 0958-5192

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    Abstract

    In this special issue we aim to advance the theoretical, conceptual and empirical knowledge about the relationship between global teams and human resource management in international organizations. We argue that although the prevalence of global teams in international organizations is rapidly rising, simultaneously affecting the management of firms on global, regional and local levels, the response of firms and scholars alike to such changes has been slower, especially in the area of IHRM. The HR function in organizations could play a vital role in understanding, managing and leveraging the benefits of global teams to ensure that they contribute positively to the performance of firms, organizational units, and people. We demonstrate that there is still a disconnect in this respect and we highlight several areas in which the increasing use of global teams may challenge our conventional understanding of IHRM issues, and at the same time offer solutions for improvement in international organizations. The selected articles in this special issue provide both theoretical and practitioner implications by highlighting the need to explore the relationship between global teams and IHRM more generally and fully, as well as the need for HR practitioners and IHRM scholars to focus more on the ‘human’ and less on the ‘resources’ aspect. We trust that readers of this issue will agree that the articles all offer novel insights into key issues that open new avenues for further research in this nascent yet promising area.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: global teams; international organizations; human resource managemen;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 10456
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1428722
    Depositing User: Audra Mockaitis
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 14:25
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Human Resource Management
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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