The rise of China and its major corporations will be a key economic development in this century. Even as leading Chinese firms show their muscle through ambitious acquisitions of firms like Thinkpad and RCA, many western investors and business leaders know little or nothing about them. This book looks at the rise of Chinese firms, who they are, how they'll change the global competitive landscape, their strengths and weaknesses, and how established western firms might meet the challenges and opportunities this trend presents.
The author reflects on the 50th anniversary of the journal "Human Resource Management" and on the evolution of human resource knowledge in business enterprises in the future. He comments on the development of "Human Resource Management" and on the societal impact of human resource knowledge. He suggests that human resource professionals need to stretch their human resource knowledge creation beyond their comfort zones and develop a stronger relationship between theory creation and corporate application.