Palgrave Studies in Global Human Capital Management
Sumit Kundu, James K Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business, Florida International University, USA
Vijay Pereira, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, UK
Ashish Malik, Lecturer, University of Newcastle, Australia
Surender Munjal, Lecturer in International Business and Strategy, University of Leeds, UK
About The Series:
Globalization has led to spatial division and disaggregation of work across the globe, leading to the evolution of novel forms of work organization and contextually-embedded approaches such as co-working and co-creation in an interconnected and interdependent ecosystem. Whilst there are many advantages of scale and scope associated with these work design forms there are also many problems and challenges. Palgrave Studies in Global Human Capital Management presents new research that examines the intersection of globalization, technology, innovation, HRM practices and work organization. With an emphasis on human capital management in international business, the series stresses the importance of culture and contextually-situated knowledge a dynamic work environment, especially in the context of big emerging markets to enhancing productivity and competitiveness with a skilled work force.
Call for Papers:
Human Capital and Innovation: Examining the Role of Globalisation is the second book in the Palgrave Studies in Global Human Capital Management series. The aim of the book is to explore how human capital contributes to innovation in multinational organisations within the context of inter-connected globalised world.
Globalisation refers to growing economic dependence among countries as reflected in the increasing cross-border flows of goods and services, know-how and people. It has led to slicing of value chain, spatial division and disaggregation of work across the globe. Scholars argue that multinational organisations are best placed to exploit the benefits offered by globalisation. In the early phases of globalisation, multinational organisations outsourced production to low cost locations in developing countries to stay ahead in the competition. However, in recent years, multinational organisations have started to setup offshore research and development centres and acquiring local firms in developing countries to exploit available skills and talent to find new ways to innovate. There are enough examples of developing countries, such as India and China, that have develop competitive advantage based on their human capital.
We invite contributions in this emerging area of study with examples from a range of industries and countries.
Submission deadline: 31 March 2016
Final submission deadline: 30 June 2016
Publication date: Autum 2016