Academic journal article SAM Advanced Management Journal

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Academic journal article SAM Advanced Management Journal

From the Editor-in-Chief

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This issue contains six articles, addressing global issues and human resource management topics such as sexual harassment and employee development through continuous learning. Burton, Ahlstrom, and Chan explain the human resources challenges facing foreign firms in China and offer some recommendations for managing human resources there. In the second article, Ghobadian and Viney discuss how some of the takeovers in the electric utility industry overseas were based on mistaken assumptions. However, they point out that the recent gradual liberalization of global markets may create opportunities for success in some markets.

Woodworth, in the third article, maintains that traditional strategies for aiding third world countries need to be replaced with a new approach focusing on smaller projects. He provides examples to support his conclusions.

How to comply with sexual harassment guidelines issued by both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) poses a challenge. Gardner and Lewis provide a summary of key conflicts between these requirements and offer recommendations on how to deal with them in the fourth article.

In the fifth article, Lang and Wittig-Berman explain how work-related learning is a necessity for coping with the increasingly global and information-intensive marketplace. …

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