Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
© The Australian Human Resources Institute
Editors Timothy Bartram and Fang Lee Cooke
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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/27 (Industrial Relations & Labor); 102/185 (Management)
Online ISSN: 1744-7941
Recently Published Articles
- 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
- A 360° competency assessment tool was developed for healthcare managers.
- The tool has been tested on a group of mid-level managers in community health services.
- The group was found to be reasonably competent for most competencies and behaviours.
- The assessments were able to distinguish areas of weakness and strength.
- The tool could identify low and top performing managers.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Our study highlights the specific conditions under which PCNs; HCNs are selected, in a manner different from extant literature.
- 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
- Many Australian boards have a shortage of qualified, willing and able directors, especially not-for-profits.
- Succession planning is multidimensional, applicable to directors as well as top management.
- Directors of boards see succession planning as associated with board effectiveness.
- HR has an important role in assisting boards of directors' succession planning.
- 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
- HRM practices extended to expatriates on duty are of critical importance to adjustment and job performance.
- 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.
- 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.
- HR at a crossroads
Article first published online: 18 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12104
- HR is not about HR, but about delivering business value.
- To deliver value, HR's perspective should be outside in, starting with and serving customers and investors.
- To deliver value, HR should deliver three outcomes: talent, leadership, and capability.
- To deliver value, HR should transform the function and upgrade HR professionals.