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Human Resource Management and the International Challenge of Change

Derek Torrington (Manchester School of Management, UMIST, UK)
Nigel Holden (Manchester School of Management, UMIST, UK)

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

The greatest challenge for management of human resources in the 1990s is to place their local actions in a framework of global thought and strategy. Focusing on Britain, France, the US, Japan and Germany, outlines the cultural differences in management practices around the world. Suggests a framework for organizing thinking about personnel practice with an international dimension; i.e. the seven “Cs” of international HRM work – change, cosmopolitans, culture, communication, consultants, competence and co‐ordination.

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Torrington, D. and Holden, N. (1992), "Human Resource Management and the International Challenge of Change", Personnel Review, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 19-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/00483489210012035

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