Reassessing Human Resource Management (Hardback)
  • Reassessing Human Resource Management (Hardback)

Reassessing Human Resource Management (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 23/10/1992
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Drawing on a wide range of organizational examples, this book brings a new balance to assessing the role and impact of HRM. It looks at the core assumptions of an HRM perspective, and at what happens when organizations seek to implement HRM. The contributors show that there are a number of tensions and contradictions inherent in an HRM concept that raise central issues for practice. They demonstrate that HRM is one approach to employee management that will tend to prevail in certain contexts and conditions rather than universally.

Specific themes include: HRM and competitive success; organizational culture and HRM; HRM, flexibility and decentralization; reward management and HRM; HRM, Just-in-Time manufacturing and new technology; HRM and trade unions; HRM as the management of managerial meaning.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780803986978
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

`Welcome and important attempts to help fill this `qualitative void'.... Comprehensive reference lists in discrete subject areas also constitute a valuable by-product of all the chapters. Moreover, the case studies yield some interesting illustrative material' - Work, Employment and Society

`The book is well researched, well illustrated and thought provoking. As such, it is a welcome antidote to the grossly hyped popular literature and the less critical academic treatments of the subject' - Times Higher Education Supplement

`The book successfully raises conceptual, theoretical and some practical issues key to management practice, human resource management and trade unionism. For the critical practitioner and the student of human resource management the book advances many notable arguments' - International Journal of Career Management

`Fifteen papers that review a wide range of issues. Particularly valuable for those who need to keep up with developments in this area' - Long Range Planning

`One of the great strengths of the book is the way it integrates theoretical and empirical data.... essential reading for undergraduates and graduate human resource management students.... Blyton and Turnbull's book is a welcome addition to the literature on human resource management' - The Journal of Industrial Relations

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