Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems

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SAGE, 2006 - Political Science - 368 pages
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The Second Edition of this award winning text introduces managers and aspiring managers to this personally relevant and professionally exciting field. In Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems, authors Evan M. Berman, James S. Bowman, Jonathan P. West, and Montgomery Van Wart take a critical approach to exploring core management functions by stalking, contesting, and seeking resolution of paradoxes in all stages of employment - from recruitment through termination.

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Evan M. Berman is Distinguished University Professor at National Chengchi University in Taipei (Taiwan). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of ASPA Book Series in Public Administration & Public Policy (Taylor & Francis), Senior Editor of Public Performance & Management Review and a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar. His areas of expertise are human resource management, public performance, and local government, and international interests have now taken him to Asia. He has over 100 publications and 10 books, including Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (CRC Press, 2010), People Skills At Work (CRC Press, 2011, with Dira Berman), Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Third Edition (Taylor & Francis, 2007), and Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts, Second Edition (CQ Press, 2006). He is past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s Section of Personnel and Labor Relations, and also a former policy analyst with the National Science Foundation. He was previously the Huey McElveen Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University, and has assisted local jurisdictions on matters of team building, strategic planning, and citizen participation.

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