The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and Encyclopedic Dictionaries, The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Human Resource Management

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Lawrence Peters, Charles R Greer, Stuart Youngblood
Wiley, Jan 26, 1999 - Business & Economics - 464 pages
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The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Human Resource Management provides clear, concise, up to the minute and highly informative definitions and explanations of the key concepts covering the whole of the fast changing field of human resource management. Bringing together specially commissioned and carefully edited entries from an international team of the world's best known and respected scholars and teachers, this will become the standard reference for students, researchers, academics and practitioners. The Dictionary has been carefully designed to give both the expert and the newcomer overviews with succinct presentations of the most important traditional and contemporary issues in human resource management. With entries ranging from extended explorations of major topics to short definitions of key terms, this major reference work gives the user:
  • Authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the whole field, from strategic to international HRM, with in-depth articles in technical areas such as personnel selection, compensation, and legal environment.
  • A fully indexed and cross-referenced for detailed research with relevant citations for further study.
  • Definitive entries covering the very latest development in human resource management from downsizing and TQM to the effects of the World Wide Web.
  • A completely international perspective and author base.

This dictionary is part of the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management which contains ten further volumes of the key areas of management science developed under the editorship of Professor Cary Cooper from the Manchester School of Management and Professor Chris Argyris of Harvard Business School.

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About the author (1999)

Lawrence H. Peters Professor of Management in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. His research has been funded by NSF, the US Air Force and several major business organisations. Ha has published over 40 papers in leading journals and books, was voted a Fellow to both the Society of I/O Psychology and the American Psychology Society, has co-authored two books, serves on the editorial review boards for several leading journals, and has been elected to officer positions in three divisions of the Academy of Management.

Charles R. (Bob) Greer is Professor of Management in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. He has served as President of the Southern Managment Association and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Management. He has served also on several editorial review boards for leading journals, has published over 35 articles in major journals and has co-authored three books on human resource management. Ha has consulted or conducted management development programs for numerous companies and is a labor arbitrator.

Stuart A. Youngblood is the M J. Neeley Research Professor of Management in the Neeley School of Buseness at Texas Christian University, where he also serves as the academic advisor to the Charles Tandy American Enterprise Center. He has published over 30 articles in major journals, co-authored one textbook, co-edited three books of collected essays on organizational behaviour and human resource management, and contributed six chapters to organizational bahaviour textbooks. He has served on the editorial review boards of several leading journals.

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