The second title in the Palgrave Studies in Global Human Capital Management series, this book explores how human capital contributes to innovation within the context of an inter-connected and globalized world. Investigating globalization as a phenomenon reflected within increasing cross-border flows of goods, services, know-how and talent, Human Capital and Innovation: Examining the Role of Globalization illustrates various facets of innovation at individual, team and organizational level. It highlights the influence of new economic realities, such as technological advances and the rise of emerging economies, on human capital and innovation.
Sumit Kundu is James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University, US. He is the Vice President of the Academy of International Business and sits on the editorial board of several premier journals. Professor Kundu has published several articles in prestigious journals and has been a consultant to several multinational corporations including Novartis, MasterCard International, Ingersoll Rand-Hussmann International, Boeing, and CPI-Sears Portrait Studio.
Surender Munjal is Director of James E. Lynch India and South Asia Business Centre (ISABC) and Lecturer of International Business and Strategy at the Leeds University Business School, UK. His dissertation was a runner up for the Buckley and Casson Best Dissertation Award at the Academy of International Business and Emerald- ITC Best Dissertation Award at the Academy of Management. He has earned many accolades for his teaching and research, including the Best Paper award at the Academy of International Business and Dean's award for excellence in teaching.
Chapter 1: Introduction (Sumit Kundu and Surender Munjal).- Chapter 2: Chinese innovation performance development and evolving forms of global talent flow (Paula Mckinnon).- Chapter 3: Flexibility, Labour Utilisation and the Global Factory (Peter Enderwick).- Chapter 4: Leading for Innovation: A balancing act (Arup Varma et al.).- Chapter 5: Innovation in Global Human Capital Management: Disrupting the Balance between Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces (Juan I. Sanchez).- Chapter 6: Managing Non-Traditional Human Capital in International Assignments: A Qualitative Analysis of The Talent and Innovation Gaps (Kowoon Kim and Mary Ann Glinkow).- Chapter 7: Global virtual team as an innovative work structure (Norhayati Zakaria).- Chapter 8: From Outsourcing to Best Sourcing: The Global Search for Talent and Innovation (Garishma Shaw).- Chapter 9: Theorising Human Capital Formation for Innovation in India's Global Information Technology (IT) Sector (Ashish Malik and Vijay Pereira).