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Human Resource Management: A Critical Approach
Editor(s) :David G. Collings, Geoffrey Wood

ISBN : 9780415462471
Name : Human Resource Management: A Critical Approach
Price : 695.00
Editor/s : David G. Collings, Geoffrey Wood
Type : Text Book
Pages : 319
Year of Publication : Rpt.2011
Publisher : Taylor & Francis/BSP Books
Binding : Paperback
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About the Book

Effective management of human resources is essential to the success of any organization. In this authoritative, sophisticated and engaging new text on Human Resource Management, an international team of leading analysts guides the advanced student through this fundamental discipline of management in all its complexity.

The book explores all the central themes and concepts of HRM theory and practice, and introduces the most important issues influencing contemporary practice in a wide range of organizational contexts. It systematically examines the main functional areas of HRM, and engages with a number of key contemporary issues for both scholars and practitioners. Topics covered include:

          Strategic HRM

          Ethics in HRM

          Knowledge management

          HRM and performance

          Outsourcing and implications for HRM

          HRM in small and medium enterprises

          Key functional areas of HR practice

          International HRM

Adopting a critical perspective throughout that challenges the student to examine closely the fundamental purpose and practices of HRM, this book is essential reading for all serious students of Human Resource Management and for any HRM professional looking to deepen his understanding of the subject.


Section 1: The Context of HRM: 2. HRM in Changing Organizational Contexts 3. Strategic HRM: A Critical Review 4. HRM and Organizational Performance 5. HRM: An Ethical Perspective 6. Organizational Outsourcing and the Implications for HRM 7. The Socio-Cultural Aspects of Knowledge Management and the Links to HRM: A Critical Perspective 8. HRM in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Section 2: The Practice of HRM 9. Recruitment and Selection 10. HR Planning: Institutions, Strategy, Tools and Techniques 11. Performance Management 12. Reward Management 13. Human Resource Development 14. Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Section 3: The International Context of HRM15. Human Resource Management in Emerging Markets 16. Comparative HRM: The Debates and the Evidence 17. International Human Resource Management

About the Author

David G. Collings is Lecturer in International Management at the National University of Ireland, Galway and editor of the Human Resource Management Journal.

Geofrey Wood is Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Sheffield Management School, UK. He has authored seven books and published in a variety of journals.
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