A Dictionary of Human Resource Management / Edition 2

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"The authoritative source of precise and easy to understand definitions of words, terms, and phrases that are used in the fields of Human Resource Management, Personnel, and Industrial Relations, this new edition of the Dictionary of Human Resource Management has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in vocabulary and usage." "All the previous edition's entries have been reviewed, around 400 new entries added, and the existing entries thoroughly edited to reflect changes in the usage of terms, institutions, and official bodies, and to keep pace with the evolving HRM vocabulary. With nearly 2,000 entries, this new edition of the Dictionary features: The latest terms and management buzzwords; Key theoretical terms and concepts used by academics and consultants; Jargon from the past and present; Technical terms used by HR managers and trade unionists; Major policies, practices, and Institutions; Legal terms; Thematic categorization of all entries; and Cross-referencing between terms." The new edition of the Dictionary of Human Resource Management is a vital companion for students and practitioners in HRM, Personnel, and Industrial Relations.
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"This authoritative source contains precise and easy-to-understand definitions of words, terms, and phrases used in the fields of HRM, personnel, and industrial relations."--Business Horizons

"[D]ictionaries like this ... are food for the mind and soul, and I couldn't have asked for a better HRM dictionary than this one, its English exactitude combined with classic British understatement. It captures so well the unique English penchants for legalism, capitalism, collectivism, and a hint of Marxism."--Personnel Psychology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199298761
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/15/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Edmund Heery is Professor of HRM at Cardiff Business School and coordinator of his department's recently launched M.Sc. in Human Resource Management. He worked previously at Kingston University, Imperial College, City University, and the London School of Economics. His research and publications cover two main fields: the analysis of trade unions and the management of pay and rewards. Currently he is engaged in research into union recruitment and organizing, and the representation by unions of workers with contingent and non-standard contracts. Edmund Heery is an adviser to the Trades Union Congress and editor (with Rick Delbridge) of the Routledge Studies in Employment Relations. Mike Noon is Professor of Human Resource Management at the School of Business, De Montfort University, Leicester. He has previously held research and teaching positions at Cardiff Business School, University of Wales, and the Management School, Lancaster University. His current research interests include: organizational change and work transformation; equality and discrimination (with specific reference to ethnic minorities); and contemporary developments in human resource management. He has published widely in academic journals in the fields of industrial relations, human resource management, organizational behaviour, and the sociology of work.

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