Transnational management and globalised workers: Nurses beyond human resources

Tricia Cleland Silva

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There are 60 million health care workers globally and most of this workforce consists of nurses, as they are key providers of primary health care. Historically, the global nurse occupation has been predominately female and segregated along gendered, racialised and classed hierarchies. In the last decade, new actors have emerged in the management of health care human resources, specifically from the corporate sector, which has created new interactions, networks, and organisational practices.

This book urgently calls for the reconceptualisation in the theoretical framing of the globalised nurse occupation from International Human Resource Management (IHRM) to Transnational Human Resource Management (THRM). Specifically, the book draws on critical human resource management literature and transnational feminist theories to frame the strategies and practices used to manage nurses across geographical sites of knowledge production and power, which centralise on how and by whom nurses are managed. In its current managerial form, the author argues that the nurses are constructed and produced as resources to be packaged for clients in public and private organisations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages206
ISBN (Print)978-1-13-861401-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-46425-6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context


  • 512 Business and Management
  • 316 Nursing


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