3Framing Transnational Human Resource Management of Nurse Labour

This chapter theoretically challenges the ‘international’ in the discipline and practice of international human resource management (IHRM) by replacing ‘international’ with the term ‘transnational’. Through this new conceptualisation, the chapter argues to move the analysis of IHRM practices to include more organisations that manage health care provisions and nurse labour, either for private profit or publically funded. The management of human capital within the industry of nurse labour has become big business and competition for firms recruiting and placing health care professionals from one country to the next (Brush et al., 2004), but also involves other actors from various ...

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