Edited by Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer and Elaine Farndale
Chapter 20: HRM practice and scholarship in North America
The chapter presents the current state of North American human resource management (HRM) practices and scholarship in larger public and private sector organizations, paying particular attention to three issues: the burgeoning freelance economy, achieving gender balance among the managerial tier of organizations, and heightened corporate transparency. Additionally, the authors reflect on the rising awareness of the long-term implications of climate change and environmental degradation and their relationship to HRM. The North American approach to HRM reflects the liberal market economies found in the USA and Canada, with a strong interest in the strategic role of effective HRM.
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