Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management
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Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management

Second Edition

Edited by Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer and Elaine Farndale

This second, updated and extended edition of the Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management draws on the work of many of the world’s leading researchers in the field to present the state of the art to scholars, students and practitioners. The Handbook provides a detailed focus on the theoretical underpinnings of Comparative HRM, on comparative studies of specific areas of HRM practice and on the unique features of HRM in all the main regions of the world.
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Chapter 33: Styles of HRM in Australia and New Zealand

Peter Boxall, Hugh Bainbridge and Stephen Frenkel

Abstract

This chapter compares and contrasts human resource management (HRM) models in Australia and New Zealand, discussing how despite both being liberal market economies, the differences between the countries in size (geographically and economically) result in variance in HRM practice. In particular, the review emphasises the importance of small business and informal characteristics of HRM in New Zealand, compared to the typically larger Australian organisations.

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