Across the world companies are seeking alliances with companies in other countries and forming cross-border alliances (CBAs). These collaborations are some of the most complex and exciting in the business world. And while CBAs offer multinational companies a way into the global marketplace, there is no guarantee of success. Managing Human Resources in Cross-Border Alliances looks at the business and human resources issues that arise in these complex collaborations, putting forward the case that it is the handling of these issues that can determine the CBA's success. The book takes readers through the two main kinds of CBA, international joint ventures (IJV) and international mergers and acquisitions (IMA), explaining how each type works and which Human Resources (HR) issues arise. As well as analysing these issues and explaining the relevant management, economics and sociological theories, it uses short end-of-chapter case studies and indepth end-of-text case studies to provide numerous practical examples.
The first major textbook that seriously studies HR issues in a Cross-Border Alliances context, this book offers both students of HR/international business and practicing HR professionals alike the frameworks for truly understanding the complexities of the area.