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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.
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'A highly comprehensive and accessible text that presents a critical evaluation of developments in the subject.' -- Stephen Wood, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK
'A tour de force in the theory and practice of modern HRM.' -- Henrik Holt Larsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
'Even more student (and teacher!) friendly' -- Daniel Vloeberghs, Professor of HRM and Organisational Communication, University of Antwerp, Belgium
'The dynamic and interactive nature of the text can only enhance the learning experience of students.' -- Jane Mason, Head of International Development, De Montfort University, UK
JOHN BRATTON is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Leadership at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. - JEFFREY GOLD is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan. Condition: As New. 2004. Paperback. Keywords: "Subjects - Business, Finance & Law - Management - General". Not a first edition copy. . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # KT00001098
Book Description Palgrave Macmillan. Condition: As New. 2004. Paperback. Keywords: "Subjects - Business, Finance & Law - Management - General". Not a first edition copy. . . . Seller Inventory # KT00001098