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The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management

The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management

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Edited by Peter Boxall, Edited by John Purcell, Edited by Patrick M. Wright

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 680 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 244mm x 38mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199547025
  • ISBN 13: 9780199547029
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 333,145

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HRM is central to management teaching and research, and has emerged in the last decade as a significant field from its earlier roots in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, and Industrial Psychology. People Management and High Performance teams have become key functions and goals for manager at all levels in organizations. The Oxford Handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world - and from a range of disciplines - to provide an authoritative account of current trends and developments. The Handbook is divided into four parts: * Foundations and Frameworks, * Core Processes and Functions, * Patterns and Dynamics, * Measurement and Outcomes. Overall it will provide an essential resource for anybody who wants to get to grips with current thinking, research, and development on HRM.

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This excellent Handbook provides a valuable insight into the main issues that currently preoccupy the field of human resource management ... the book is remarkable. It contains many first-rate chapters written by leading authorities. British Journal of Industrial Relations ...a superb collection of up-to-date chapters on the evolving subject of HRM... it debates the ideas of HRM viewed through numerous academic disciplines... the chapters offer a comprehensive investigation of HRM and a much needed discussion of how it contributes to organisational performance. Industrial Relations Journal Many contributors go beyond the usual remit of summarizing theory and research as it currently exists and contribute new theoretical insights and directions. Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations This is a sophisticated and scholarly volume. It provides an excellent overview of HRM for those seeking to learn more about the field and a valuable resource for those teaching or researching in the area. Work and Occupations

Table of contents

1. Human Resource Management: Scope, Analysis, and Significance ; PART I: FOUNDATIONS AND FRAMEWORKS ; 2. The Development of Human Resource Management in Historical and International Perspective ; 3. The Goals of HRM ; 4. Economics and Human Resource Management ; 5. Strategic Management and HRM ; 6. Organizational Theory and HRM ; 7. Human resource management and the worker: towards a new psychological contract? ; 8. HRM and the Worker: Labour Process Perspectives ; 9. HRM and Societal Embeddedness ; PART 2: CORE PROCESSES AND FUNCTIONS ; 10. Work Organization ; 11. Employment sub-systems and the 'HR architecture' ; 12. Employee Voice Systems ; 13. EEO and the Management of Diversity ; 14. Recruitment Strategy ; 15. Selection Decision-Making ; 16. Training, Development and Competency ; 17. Renumeration: Pay Effects at Work ; 18. Performance Management ; PART 3: PATTERNS AND DYNAMICS ; 19. HRM Systems and the Problem of Internal Fit ; 20. HRM and Contemporary Manufacturing ; 21. Service Strategies: Marketing, Operations, and Human Resource Practices ; 22. HRM and Knowledge Workers ; 23. HRM and the New Public Management ; 24. Multinational Companies and Global HR Strategy ; 25. Transnational Firms and Cultural Diversity ; PART 4: MEASUREMENT AND OUTCOMES ; 26. HRM and Business Performance ; 27. Modeling Human Resource Management and Performance Linkages ; 28. Family-friendly, Equal Opportunity and High-involvement Management in Britain ; 29. Social Legitimacy of the Human Resource Management Profession: A U.S. Perspective