The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management

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Adrian Wilkinson
SAGE Publications, Nov 25, 2009 - Business & Economics - 592 pages
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.
 

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Contents

1 Field of Human Resource Management
3
A Historical Perspective
12
3 Models of Strategic Human Resource Management
31
4 The Employment Relationship
51
5 The Regulative Framework for HRM
71
Adaptations to Increasing Global Complexity
84
A Proposed ReConceptualization of the Role of the HR Function
100
8 International and Comparative Human Resource Management
115
19 Discipline and Grievances
322
20 Downsizing and Redundancy
336
PART III Contemporary Issues
349
Where Do We Go From Here?
351
22 The Employee Experience of Work
377
23 Human Resource Management in Developing Countries
393
24 HRM and National Economic Performance
407
25 Human Resource Management and the Resource Based View
421

PART II Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
133
9 Recruitment and Selection
135
10 Training and Development in Organizations
155
11 Management and Leadership Development
173
Supervisory and Employee Perspectives
191
13 Compensation
210
14 HRM and Equal Opportunities
231
15 Involvement and Participation
245
Going Beyond the Job Characteristics Model
269
17 Occupational Health and Safety in the Modern World of Work
286
18 Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining
308
Putting SelfOrganizing Emergence to Work
438
27 Human Resource Management across Organizational Boundaries
460
28 Ethics and HRM
475
29 Working Time and WorkLife Balance
490
PART IV Sectoral Perspectives
507
30 Human Resource Management in the Service Sector
509
Respecting and Regulating Informality
524
32 HRM in Multinational Companies
541
33 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector
561
Index
578
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Before joining Durham University Business School, Tom was Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this he was Professor of HRM at the University of Teesside. Tom spent 10 years in industry in quality, production and HR management positions (mainly with Royal Worcester Porcelain) prior to re-entering academic life.

Scott A. Snell is professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. During his career, Dr. Snell has taught courses in human resources management, principles of management, and strategic management to undergraduates, graduates, and executives. He is actively involved in executive education and serves as faculty director for Penn State's Strategic Leadership Program as well as faculty leader for programs in human resources, developing managerial effectiveness, and managing the global enterprise. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Snell serves as director of research for Penn State's Institute for the Study of Organizational Effectiveness. As an industry consultant, Professor Snell has worked with companies such as Arthur Andersen, AT&T, GE, IBM, and Shell Chemical to redesign human resources systems to cope with changes in the competitive environment. His specialization is the realignment of staffing, training, and reward systems to complement technology, quality, and other strategic initiatives. Recently, his work has centred on the development of human capital as a source of competitive advantage. Dr. Snell's research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management, Journal of Managerial Issues, Organizational Dynamics, Organizational Studies, Personnel Administrator, Strategic Management Journal, and Working Woman.

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