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The SAGE handbook of human resource management [electronic resource] /
edited by Adrian Wilkinson ... [et al.].
imprint
Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2009.
description
xx, 592 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
141292829X (hbk.), 9781412928298 (hbk.)
format(s)
Book
Subjects
More Details
imprint
Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2009.
isbn
141292829X (hbk.)
9781412928298 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
12522561
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Adrian Wilkinson is Professor of Employment Relations at Griffith University and Director of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing. Tom Redman is Professor of Human Resource Management at Durham Business School at Durham University. Nicolas Bacon is Professor of Human Resource Management at Nottingham University Business School. Scott Snell is Professor of Business Administration, teaching in the Leadership and Organization area in Darden.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2010-06-01:
Edited by a team of UK university professors and comprising 33 articles by a group of international scholars, this handbook is targeted to researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of human resources management (HRM). It is organized in four parts. Part 1 introduces and frames the HRM field and includes historical, international, and comparative perspectives. Part 2 provides comprehensive background of the core components of the field, e.g., recruitment and selection, compensation, performance appraisal, training and development, and labor relations. Part 3 discusses contemporary issues in the HRM field, e.g., strategic human resources management, global perspectives on HRM, and employee experiences with HRM. The final part offers perspectives from various HRM sectors, e.g., the service sector, public sector, multinational firms, and small businesses. All in all, this is a comprehensive, well-written guide to the HRM field. It deftly integrates the disciplines of business, economics, psychology, politics, and sociology into an up-to-date profile of global HRM practices, current issues, and research findings. In sum, an excellent read and a highly useful reference for anyone involved with the field of human resource management. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections. T. Gutteridge University of Toledo
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This is a must-read for everyone in the field of human resource management. Wilkinson, Bacon, Redman and Snell have done an excellent job of conceptualizing the field of HRM and assembled an outstanding international cast of chapter authors. The four parts of the Handbook cover virtually all aspects of HRM: from micro to macro views, from private to public sector, from strategic to historical perspectives, and from the class functions to the contemporary issues."
"This is a must-read for everyone in the field of human resource management.  Wilkinson, Bacon, Redman and Snell have done an excellent job of conceptualizing the field of HRM and assembled an outstanding international cast of chapter authors. The four parts of the Handbook cover virtually all aspects of HRM: from micro to macro views, from private to public sector, from strategic to historical perspectives, and from the class functions to the contemporary issues."
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
For advanced students and researchers in the field, this handbook focuses on familiarizing the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management whilst contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations.
Main Description
In the first collection of its kind, The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management brings together contributions from leading international scholars in an accessible, comprehensive and influential collection that combines both global and interdisciplinary perspectives. An indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field, the handbook focuses on familiarising the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management whilst contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, as well as comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests. The interdisciplinary and wide-ranging potential of the practising field is reflected through contributions from a diverse range of disciplines, including psychology, politics and sociology
Main Description
In the first collection of its kind, The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management brings together contributions from leading, international scholars in an accessible, comprehensive and influential collection that combines both global and interdisciplinary perspectives. An indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field, the Handbook focuses on familiarizing the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management while contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, plus comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests.
Main Description
The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management brings together contributions from leading international scholars in a broad and influential collection that combines global and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Main Description
The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management brings together contributions from leading international scholars in an influential collection that combines both global and interdisciplinary perspectives. An indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field, the handbook focuses on familiarising the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management whilst contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, as well as comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests. The interdisciplinary and wide-ranging potential of the practising field is reflected through contributions from a diverse range of disciplines, including psychology, politics and sociology
Table of Contents
Framing HRM
Introduction
The Field of Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
A Historical Perspective
Models of Strategic HRM
The Employment Relationship
The Regulative Framework for HRM
The Evolution of HR Strategy
Adaptations to Increasing Global Complexity
Strong Situations and Firm Performance
A Proposed Re-Conceptualization of the Role of the HR Function
International and Comparative HRM
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
Recruitment and Selection
Training and Development in Organizations
Management and Leadership Development
Understanding Performance Management and Appraisal
Supervisory and Employee Perspectives
Compensation
HRM and Equal Opportunities
Involvement and Participation
Extending the Reach of Job Design Theory
Going Beyond the Job Characteristics Model
Health and Safety/Employee Well Being
Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining
Discipline and Grievances
Downsizing and Redundancy
Contemporary Issues
Strategic HRM
Where Do We Go from Here?
The Employee Experience of Work
HRM in Developing Countries
HRM and National Economic Performance
HRM and the Resource-Based View
Complexity-Based Agile Enterprises
Putting Self-Organizing Emergence to Work
HRM across Organizational Boundaries
Ethics and HRM
Working Time and Work-Life Balance
Sectoral Perspectives
HRM in the Service Sector
HRM in Small Firms
Respecting and Regulating Informality
HRM in Multinational Companies
HRM in the Public Sector
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