588.1 International human resource management (IHRM) as a practice of globalising nursing work: The case of transnational nurse recruitment

Friday, August 3, 2012: 2:30 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Tricia CLELAND SILVA , Management and Organization, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
This theoretical paper views international human resource management (IHRM), within the discipline of management and organization, through a transnational feminist lens. This lens examines IHRM theory and practices by considering not only gender, but also the complex transnational nature of managing human capital across national borders. By using global nurse recruitment as an example, the paper will argue that limiting IHRM to international business and multinational corporations does a disservice to the discipline of management and organization as IHRM expands well beyond this sector to other international sectors in service such as nursing, domestic work, and teaching. This paper will also engage with how this lens can open a critical debate on how the management of health service HR can become more sustainable.