The fourth edition of this classic, thought-provoking textbook from De Montfort University, edited by Ian Beardwell, Len Holden and Tim Claydon, has been updated and revised throughout.
A thorough introduction to the subject, Human Resource Management contains a variety of perspectives, styles and arguments. Its rigorous, critical approach is made accessible to students through the consistent chapter structure and increased features such as :
1. learning outcomes and chapter summaries
3. 'stop and think' features
4. UK, International and European case studies
5. glossary, extensive references and further reading
6. bright, full colour interior design.
Other features include a companion website with Multiple Choice questions for each chapter, Internet exercises, annotated weblinks and a searchable online glossary. There is also an interactive online course to accompany the book.
As with previous editions, Human Resource Management is in line with CIPD standards and the critical approach and sophisticated writing style is suitable for undergraduates, HRM Masters students and specialist MBAs.
1. Phil Almond, BSc, MA, PhD, is a lecturer in Human Resource Management at De Montfort University. His main research interests are in comparative and international HRM, and comparative industrial relations. He is currently a member of the team on an ESRC-funded project investigating HRM in US multinational corporations in the UK. He also has an active research interest in industrial relations in France.
2. Julie Beardwell, BA, MA, is Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University. She joined the university after ten years' experience in the retail sector. She currently contributes to a range of professional and postgraduate courses, teaching employee resourcing and interpersonal skills. She is also course director of the MA in Personnel and Development and an ECIPD. Her research interests include HRM in non-union firms and personnel careers.
3. Ian Clark, BA, MA, PGCE, PhD, is Principal Lecturer in Industrial Relations in the Department of HRM, DC Montfort University. Ian is currently a member of the department's team of ESRC-funded researchers examining employment relations in subsidiaries of US multinationals in Europe. Ian has published widely on the issues of economic performance and industrial relations, the effects of sector on management techniques and the management of human resources in engineering services.
4. Audrey Collin, BA, DipAn, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Career Studies, De Montfort University. Her early career was in personnel management, and she is now MCIPD. She was awarded a PhD for her study of mid-career change; she has researched and published on career and lifespan studies, mentoring, and the employment of older people. She has co-edited (with Richard A. Young) two books on career which reflect her questioning of traditional understandings of career and commitment to interpretative research approaches. Now formally retired, she continues her writing on career for the international academic readership, while also addressing the relationship between theory and practice.
5. Trevor Colling, BA, MA, is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Human Resource Management, De Montfort University, Leicester. He has written and published widely on public sector industrial relations, particularly the implications of privatisation and contracting out. His current research interests include employment practice in US multinational companies and trade union roles in the enforcement of individual employment rights.
6. Mike Doyle, BA, MA, is Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management, De Montfort University. He teaches on a range of postgraduate management programmes in the area of management development and organisational change. His current research interests include the exploration of major change initiatives in public and private sector organisations and the selection and development of middle managers as 'change agents'.
7. Linda Clover, BA, MBA, is Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management, De Montfort University. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is involved in a number of research projects. Linda has managed industry-funded research projects that have been investigating employee responses to quality management and HRM. She is working with Olga Tregaskis and Anthony Ferner on a CIPD-sponsored research project that is examining the role of international HRM committees in transferring HR knowledge across borders within multinational companies. She has collaborated with Noel Sui of Hong Kong Baptist University on a project examining the human resource issues associated with the management of quality in the People's Republic of China. She has written on the human resource problems associated with managing the subsidiaries of multinational companies.
8. Nicky Colding, BA, MSc, is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, De Montfort University. She teaches on a range of postgraduate and post-experience programmes in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management and Learning and Development. She is involved in a range of consultancy projects and her current research interests are in the relationship between strategic management and human resource management.
9. Sue Marlow, BA, MA, PhD, is Reader in HRM at De Montfort University, Leicester; she teaches gender studies, industrial relations, and entrepreneurship and innovation on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Leicester, the Far Fast and France. Susan Marlow has researched and published extensively in the area of small firms, with a particular interest in women in self-employment, labour management, employment regulation, and training and development issues. Along with two colleagues, she is currently editing a book for Routledge on employment relations in smaller firms and has recently been invited to the USA as a Visiting Professor to lecture on entrepreneurship and gender issues.
10. Mike Noon, BA, MSc, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University. He has previously researched and taught at Imperial College (University of London), Cardiff Business School and Lancaster University. He has published widely in academic journals, and his recent books are: The Realities of Work (second edition, 2002, co-authored with Paul Blyton, published by Palgrave); Equality, Diversity and Disadvantage in Employment (2001, co-edited with Emmanuel Ogbonna, published by Palgrave); A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (2001, co-authored with Ed Heery, published by Oxford University Press).
11. Julia Pointon, BA, MA, PGCH, CIPD, is a senior lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at De Montfort University teaching on a range of undergraduate and professional courses. Julia has particular research interests in professional roles and responsibilities in multidisciplinary health-care teams. She is a committee member of the local CIPD branch, a member of the CIPD National Upgrading Panel and serves on the CIPD Membership and Education Committee.
12. Alan J. Ryan, BA, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of HRM at De Montfort University. His teaching is focused on the implications of legal change for the management of people at work and the development of managerial responses to legislative activity. He teaches courses at undergraduate and post-graduate level as well as being actively involved in courses and programmes delivered to HMP service, Ford, and UK Interpreters' Service as well as other local businesses. His research interest lies in the development of soft systems analysis as a way of understanding changes in managerial behaviour following the introduction of legislation. He has undertaken some consultancy work in both the private and the voluntary sector. He has written on reward management, participation regimes in SMEs and the legal implications of flexibility.
13. Olga Tregaskis, BSc, MSc, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow in International Management at De Montfort University's Leicester Business School. A University of Ulster Psychology graduate, Olga gained her masters in Applied Psychology from Cranfield University. After spending some time working within the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) network in the UK, Olga returned to Cranfield where she worked in the research Centre for European HRM and was awarded her PhD in International HRM from Cranfield School of Management. Olga teaches HRM on a range of postgraduate courses and has undertaken research projects sponsored by the European Commission, national funding bodies, private organisations and the C1PD. She is a frequent contributor to international conferences as speaker, referee and/or session chair and publishes academic and practitioner pieces in the areas of International HRM, Comparative HRM, Employee Development and Flexible Working.
14. Mary Wright, BA, MBA, FIPD, is Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management at De Montfort University. She has wide experience of teaching on under-graduate and professional courses and is actively involved with the C1PD at local level. She has researched and written on international executive search and selection.
Ian Beardwell, BSc, MSc, PhD, CCIPD. For the-first three editions of this hook Ian was Professor of Industrial Relations and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management at Leicester Business School. In 2002 he took up the post of Professor of Human Resources and Co-ordinator of Institutional HR Strategy at North East Wales Institute of Higher Education. Experienced in industrial relations and manpower policy with the CBI, CIR and NEDO, he researched and published in the areas of low pay, public recognition, public sector labour relations and the management of industrial relations. He gave formal evidence to both the Megaw Committee of Inquiry into Civil Service pay (1981) and the Review Body for Nursing Pay (1987). His more recent work included an ESRC-supported study of non-union firms in the UK and contemporary developments in 'new' industrial relations. Ian died on 25 June 2002.
Len Holden, BSc, MPhil, CIPD, CertEd, PhD, is Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University. He has lived and worked in Eastern Europe and has written on the changes which have taken place there since 1989. He has also researched, lectured and written on Western Europe, specialising in aspects of Swedish human resource management. He has recently returned to writing about the car industry but is also a member of a research project based at Leicester Business School examining mechanisms for transfer of HRM in US MNCs to a European context.
Tim Claydon, BSc, MSc(econ), PhD, is Principal Lecturer in Industrial Relations in the Department of HRM at De Montfort University. He has written on trade union history, union derecognition, union-management partnership, and ethics and human resource management. His current teaching and research interests include contemporary changes in work and employment, international and comparative human resource management and current developments in trade unionism in the UK, Europe and the USA.