Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

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Editors Timothy Bartram and Fang Lee Cooke

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/26 (Industrial Relations & Labor); 102/185 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1744-7941

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  1. Exploring motivations in Chinese corporate expatriation through the lens of Confucianism

    Christian Yao, James Arrowsmith and Kaye Thorn

    Article first published online: 16 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12097

    Key points

    1. Understanding expatriates’ social needs are important to improve the effectiveness of international human resource management practices.
    2. Confucian values influence Chinese expatriates’ international assignment decisions.
    3. The study emphasises the relevance of perceived collective obligations (to the family, the organisation and the society) in the Chinese context.
  2. When East meets West: comparing the utilization of high-performance work systems in Chinese and Irish professional service firms

    Na Fu, Qinhai Ma, Patrick C Flood, Janine Bosak, Yang Liu and Yang Zhang

    Article first published online: 12 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12094

    Key points

    1. There were some differences and some similarities in the utilization of high-performance work systems (HPWS) in Chinese and Irish professional service firms (PSFs).
    2. Chinese PSFs demonstrated higher scores in selective recruitment and contingent remuneration while Irish PSFs showed higher scores in performance management and training.
    3. Chinese and Irish PSFs had similar scores in information sharing and participation as well as in an overall HPWS index.
    4. Despite the different utilization of HPWS elements, a positive relationship between HPWS and organizational performance was found in both Chinese and Irish PSFs.
  3. The race without a finishing line: legislative means for confronting bullying in the Australian workplace

    Glennis M Hanley and Anne O'Rourke

    Article first published online: 5 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12093

    Key points

    1. Available legal redress for targets of workplace bullying is insufficient.
    2. Legislation is ineffective in counterbalancing workplace bullying behaviours.
    3. Despite increased public awareness of workplace bullying, it appears that in the absence of comprehensive ‘stand-alone’ legislation, current approaches appear impotent in stemming the tide.
  4. Employer perceptions of migrant candidates’ suitability: the influence of decision-maker and organisational characteristics

    Mario Fernando, Shamika Almeida and Shyamali C Dharmage

    Article first published online: 5 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12091

    Key points

    1. Organisational decision-makers are faced with rapidly changing workforce demographics during the recruitment and selection process.
    2. Decision-makers’ personal characteristics and organisational characteristics can influence suitability of ethnic minority migrant candidates.
    3. When suitability concerns decrease, decision-makers are more willing to employ ethnic migrant candidates.
    4. Decision-makers’ extent of training and development on cultural diversity and equal employment opportunities are important factors in determining migrant employment outcomes.
  5. Ad hoc reviewers

    Article first published online: 29 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12096