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Human Resource Management / Edition 4

Human Resource Management / Edition 4

by John Bratton, Jeffrey Gold
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The second edition of this extensively revised text provides a critical evaluation of current developments in human resource management (HRM) through a fresh user-friendly and international approach. It balances a comprehensive overview of HRM theory—the latest ideas, theories, and research findings—with a close examination of developing HRM practices illustrated by numerous case studies.

Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, was written specifically to fulfill the need of introductory undergraduate and graduate courses for a rigorous analysis of HRM. For some time there has been a tendency of textbooks on personnel/human resource management to be much more prescriptive than analytical. This edition's purpose is to provide the reader with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the latest relevant theories, practices, and functional activities of HRM on a global basis.

This book is divided into five major parts: Part I introduces the nature and role of HRM and addresses some of the controversial theoretical issues surrounding the HRM discourse; Part II reviews the external contexts that affect HRM policies and actions inside the organization; Parts III and IV examine the key human resource practices that comprise the HRM cycle; and Part V addresses some of the developments in communications and employee relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230001749
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.63(d)

About the Author

JOHN BRATTON is Professor of Sociology at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada.
JEFF GOLD is Principal Lecturer in at the School of Economics and Human Resource Management, Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: The Nature of Human Resource Management. Human Resource Management Phenomenon. Strategic Human Resource Management. Part II: The Context of Human Resource Management. Global Capitalism and Competitive Advantage. Restructuring Work: Fordism and Re-Engineering. Employee Health and Safety. Part III: Planning and Selection. Human Resource Planning. Recruitment and Selection. Part IV: Rewards and Development. Performance Appraisal. Reward Management. Human Resource Development. Part V: Employee and Industrial Relations. Communications and Employee Involvement. Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Back to the Future. Appendix: The European Union Social Charter.

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