Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

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Editors Timothy Bartram and Fang Lee Cooke

Impact Factor: 1.1

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/27 (Industrial Relations & Labor); 102/185 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1744-7941

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  1. 360° management competency assessment: is our understanding adequate?

    Zhanming Liang, Peter F Howard and Sandra G Leggat

    Article first published online: 12 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12108

    Key points

    1. A 360° competency assessment tool was developed for healthcare managers.
    2. The tool has been tested on a group of mid-level managers in community health services.
    3. The group was found to be reasonably competent for most competencies and behaviours.
    4. The assessments were able to distinguish areas of weakness and strength.
    5. The tool could identify low and top performing managers.
  2. Nationality choices regarding executives in subsidiaries: evidence from French multinationals in Asia

    Sangeetha Lakshman and Cuiling Jiang

    Article first published online: 29 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12105

    Key points

    1. Multinationals use PCNs for top positions: (1) when they are running huge projects; (2) when they cannot find skilled; and talented local nationals; and (3) for knowledge transfer and control.
    2. Multinationals use HCNs for top positions: (1) to gain legitimacy in the local environment; (2) to use the local market knowledge; (3) because of host country's government pressures; and (4) when the majority of shares is owned by Chinese stakeholders.
    3. Our study highlights the specific conditions under which PCNs; HCNs are selected, in a manner different from extant literature.
  3. Director succession planning in not-for-profit boards

    Melinda Maria Varhegyi and Denise Mary Jepsen

    Article first published online: 24 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12101

    Key points

    1. Many Australian boards have a shortage of qualified, willing and able directors, especially not-for-profits.
    2. Succession planning is multidimensional, applicable to directors as well as top management.
    3. Directors of boards see succession planning as associated with board effectiveness.
    4. HR has an important role in assisting boards of directors' succession planning.
  4. IHRM and expatriation in Japanese MNCs: HRM practices and their impact on adjustment and job performance

    Masayuki Furusawa and Chris Brewster

    Article first published online: 21 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12106

    Key points

    1. HRM practices extended to expatriates on duty are of critical importance to adjustment and job performance.
    2. Japanese MNCs should reconsider the themes or methods of pre-departure preparation programs as none of the measures for preparation correlated with adjustment or job performance.
    3. More tailored programs for expatriates to China might be needed as some of the scores on adjustment or job performance were significantly lower for China compared to other countries.
  5. HR at a crossroads

    Dave Ulrich

    Article first published online: 18 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12104

    Key points

    1. HR is not about HR, but about delivering business value.
    2. To deliver value, HR's perspective should be outside in, starting with and serving customers and investors.
    3. To deliver value, HR should deliver three outcomes: talent, leadership, and capability.
    4. To deliver value, HR should transform the function and upgrade HR professionals.

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