The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management
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The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management



© 2010 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management brings together contributions from international scholars in a broad and influential collection that combines both global and interdisciplinary perspectives.

An indispensable resource for students and researchers in the field, the Handbook grounds the reader in the fundamentals of human resource management whilst contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally focused chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, while unravelling important emerging interests through the lens of psychology, politics, sociology and economics.

Organized into four sections, Part I frames and introduces the subject in general terms; Part II offers state-of-the-art commentary on fundamental principles; Part III discusses contemporary issues, and Part IV offers sector-specific analysis, including environments traditionally overlooked by HRM scholarship.

PART ONE: FRAMING HRM
Introduction
The Field of Human Resource Management  
Howard Gospel
Human Resource Management
An Historical Perspective  
Saba Colakoglu, Ying Hong and Dave Lepak
Models of Strategic HRM
John Budd and Devasheesh Bhave
The Employment Relationship
Michael Barry
The Regulative Framework for HRM
Scott A Snell and Shad Morris
The Evolution of HR Strategy
Adaptations to Increasing Global Complexity  
John J Haggerty and Patrick M Wright
Strong Situations and Firm Performance
A Proposed Re-Conceptualization of the Role of the HR Function  
Richard Hall and Nick Wailes
International and Comparative HRM
PART TWO: FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Filip Lievans and Derek Chapman
Recruitment and Selection
Phyllis Tharenou
Training and Development in Organizations
Chris Mabey and Tim Finch-Lees
Management and Leadership Development
Michelle Brown and Victoria S Lim
Understanding Performance Management and Appraisal
Supervisory and Employee Perspectives  
Barry Gerhart
Compensation
Anne-Marie Greene
HRM and Equal Opportunities
Graham Dietz, Adrian Wilkinson and Tom Redman
Involvement and Participation
Sharon Parker and Sandra Ohly
Extending the Reach of Job Design Theory
Going Beyond the Job Characteristics Model  
Rebecca Loudoun and Richard Johnstone
Health and Safety/Employee Well Being
Thomas A Kochan and Greg Bamber
Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining
Brian Klass
Discipline and Grievances
Wayne Cascio
Downsizing and Redundancy
PART THREE: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
Brian E Becker and Mark Huselid
Strategic HRM
Where Do We Go from Here?  
Francis Green, Katy Huxley and Keith Whitfield
The Employee Experience of Work
Pawan Budwar and Yaw A Debrah
HRM in Developing Countries
Jonathan Michie
HRM and National Economic Performance
Paul Boselie and Jaap Paauwe
HRM and the Resource-Based View
Lee Dyer and Jeff Ericksen
Complexity-Based Agile Enterprises
Putting Self-Organizing Emergence to Work  
Mick Marchington, Fang Lee Cooke and Gail Hebson
HRM across Organizational Boundaries
Chris Provis
Ethics and HRM
Janet Walsh
Working Time and Work-Life Balance
PART FOUR: SECTORAL PERSPECTIVES
Jody Hoffer Gittell and Rob Seidner
HRM in the Service Sector
Paul Edwards and Monder Ram
HRM in Small Firms
Respecting and Regulating Informality  
Anthony Ferner
HRM in Multinational Companies
Stephen Bach
HRM in the Public Sector

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"This is a must-read for everyone in the field of human resource management.  Wilkinson, Bacon, Redman and Snell have done an excellent job of conceptualizing the field of HRM and assembled an outstanding international cast of chapter authors. The four parts of the Handbook cover virtually all aspects of HRM: from micro to macro views, from private to public sector, from strategic to historical perspectives, and from the class functions to the contemporary issues."

Randall S. Schuler
International and Strategic Human Resource Management, Rutgers University

Very good and would recommend

Mr Alan Searle
Psychology , Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
February 27, 2015

As with most SAGE Handbooks - this is a detailed text that incorporates many of the theoretical debates in the field - relevant to both UG and PG students

Dr Stacey Bushfield
School of Accounting & Finance, Dundee University
October 2, 2014

A comprehensive book for any student studying HRM. A well structured book for lecturers and students. Highly recommended!

Mr Amer Shehzad
Lancashire Business School, University of Central Lancashire
February 10, 2014

An excellent summary of hr theory and thinking which provides a good core text for masters students

Mr Robin Miller
Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham University
October 18, 2013

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