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Think global, act local: from naive comparison to critical participation in the teaching of strategic international human resource management
journal contributionposted on 2001-01-01, 00:00 authored by H De Cieri, Julie Wolfram Cox, M Fenwick
In this paper, we examine the implications of ethnocentrism and paternalism in teaching approaches for the field of strategic international human resource management (SIHRM), as an example of management studies. We argue that the teaching of SIHRM has been approached in a colonizing fashion, joining and extending the territories of human resource management and organizational strategy through the definition and teaching of a new language and conceptual vocabulary. We explore philosophical approaches and processes involved in teaching SIHRM, and consider implications of pedagogical developments in this field of management education.