Human Resource Management:Ethics and Employment: Ethics and Employment

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Ashly Pinnington, Rob Macklin, Tom Campbell
OUP Oxford, Jan 25, 2007 - Business & Economics - 360 pages
The book examines ethics and employment issues in contemporary Human Resource Management (HRM). Written by an international team of academics from universities in the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand, it examines the problems and opportunities facing employers and employees. The book subdivides into three sections: Part I assesses the context of HRM; Part II analyses contemporary debates, continuity and change in HRM, and Part III proposes likely developments for the future seeking to identify a more proactive HRM approach towards ethical issues arising in employment. Distinctive features include:

· Comprehensive analysis of continuity and change in employment and HRM,
· In-depth assessment of the ethical contribution and potential of HRM,
· Timely evaluation of the ethical achievements to-date of HRM in: individualized employment relations, HRM partnerships, HRM and employee performance, and strategic HRM,
· Detailed recommendations for HR managers and general managers encouraging more ethically aware practice,
· Guidance on ethical approaches to leadership, knowledge management and collective employment relations,
· Analysis of alternative futures for HRM as a profession and advice on how to create more rigorous and independent professional practice,
· A vision of a more innovative, cooperative and ethically sensitive set of HRM practices,
· Clear proposals for HRM on how to attain more ethical conduct.

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About the author (2007)

Ashly Pinnington is a Professor at the Aberdeen Business School at The Robert Gordon University. Rob Macklin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business at Charles Sturt University in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. Tom Campbell is Program Manager for the Business and Professional Ethics Department at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University.

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