Reinventing HRM

Overview

Organizational researchers have consistently shown relationships between a range of strategic human resource management practices and organizational effectiveness. In spite of this evidence, however, few firms attempt to introduce these practices by changing their organizational cultures. This volume reviews the latest thinking and research evidence, and the reasons why human resource management practices are not being applied in the workplace. It makes the case that human resources have become the only ...
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Overview

Organizational researchers have consistently shown relationships between a range of strategic human resource management practices and organizational effectiveness. In spite of this evidence, however, few firms attempt to introduce these practices by changing their organizational cultures. This volume reviews the latest thinking and research evidence, and the reasons why human resource management practices are not being applied in the workplace. It makes the case that human resources have become the only competitive advantage an organization has that cannot be easily copied.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415319638
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald J. Burke is currently Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Canada. The editor of over a dozen books, he was also the founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, and serves on the board of several other journals.

Cary L. Cooper, CBE is Pro Vice Chancellor (External Relations) of Lancaster University and Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School. In addition, he is Visiting Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh; the University of Sheffield; the University of Exeter; Liverpool University and Aston University. He is the author of over 100 books and is a renowned authority in the field of organizational psychology.

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Table of Contents

1 The human resources revolution : why putting people first matters 3
2 Human resources as a competitive advantage 17
3 The HR function in the new economy 35
4 An architectural approach to managing knowledge stocks and flows : implications for reinventing the HR function 57
5 Managing people in global markets 81
6 How I stopped worrying and learned to appreciate the gaps between academic HRM and practice 91
7 The new organizational career : too important to be left to HR? 115
8 Aligning work teams and HR practices : best practices 133
9 Innovations in diversity management : advancement of practice and thought 151
10 HRM and downsizing 171
11 Well-being and health : what HRM can do about it 187
12 HRM in service : the contingencies abound 209
13 Integrated speed and flexibility : delivering customer solutions 239
14 HRM and innovation 259
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