Paul Sparrow is the Ford Professor of International Human Resource Management at Manchester Business School. He was Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology 1998-2003 and is or has been on the Editorial Boards of British Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies; European Management Review and Journal of World Business. He returned to Manchester Business School in 2001 and took up the Ford Chair in 2002. He has co-written and edited a number of books including European human resource management in transition, Designing and achieving competency, Human resource management: the new agenda, The competent organization: a psychological analysis of the strategic management process, The new workplace, The employment relationship: key challenges for HR, and International HRM. He has also published over thirty journal articles and forty book chapters and consulted with a number of major multinationals.
Chris Brewster is Professor of International Human Resource Management at Henley Management College in the UK. Previously he held the same title at Cranfield and at South Bank Universities. He had substantial experience in trade unions, Government, specialist journals, personnel management in construction and air transport, and consultancy, before becoming an academic almost twenty years ago. He has conducted extensive research in the field of international and comparative HRM; and published some twenty books and over a hundred articles. In 2002 Chris Brewster was awarded the Georges Petitpas Memorial Award by the practitioner body, the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international human resource management.
Hilary Harris is Director of the Center for Research into the Management of Expatriation (CREME) at Cranfield School of Management. Dr Harris has had extensive experience as an HR practitioner and has undertaken consultancy with a broad range of organizations in the public and private sectors. Her specialist areas of interest are international HRM, expatriate management, cross-cultural management and women in management. She teaches, consults and writes extensively in these areas.