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Publisher:Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Published In:2004
ISBN-10:0273679112
ISBN-13:9780273679110
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:3.43 lbs
Pages:pp. xx + 760, Figures, Charts (Col.), Tables, Graphs (Col.), Index, References, Acknowledgement

The Title "Human Resource Management A Contemporary Approach 4th Edition" is written by Ian Beardwell. This book was published in the year 2004. The ISBN number 0273679112|9780273679110 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 4th Edition edition. This book has total of pp. xx + 760 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Financial Times/Prentice Hall. Human Resource Management A Contemporary Approach 4th Edition is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

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
2. activities
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.

Contents

Preface
Guided Tour of the Book
Plan of the Book
How to Use this Book

Part I : HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ITS ORGANISATIONAL Context :
Introduction to Part 1
1 An Introduction to Human Resource Management : Strategy, Style or Outcome/Ian Beardwell (revised by Julie Beardwell and Ian Clark) :
Objectives
Introduction
i. Some Assumptions about Human Resource
Management
ii. The Search for the Defining Characteristics of HRM
iii. The Origins of Human Resource Management
iv. Human Resource Management : The State of the Debate
Summary
Activity
References and Further Reading

2. Strategic Human Resource Management/Nicky Golding :
Objectives
Introduction to Strategic Human Resource
Management
i. Understanding the Business Context
ii. Approaches to the Strategy-making Process
iii. The Rise of Strategic Human Resource Management
iv. Exploring the Relationship Between Strategic Management and SHRM : The Best-fit School of SHRM
v. The Resource-based View of SHRM
vi. Best-practice SHRM : High-commitment Models
vii. High-performance Work Practices
Conclusion
Summary
Activity
Questions
Case Study : Jet Airlines
Useful Websites
References and Further Reading

3. Human Resource Management in Context/Audrey Collin :
Objectives
Introduction
i. The Immediate Context of HRM
ii. The Wider Context of HRM
iii. Ways of Seeing and Thinking
Conclusion...and a New Beginning?
Summary
Activity
Questions
Exercise
Case Study : Awkward Squad Promises a Rough Ride at Blackpool
References and Further Reading

Part I Case Study
Marks and Spencer

Part II : RESOURCING THE ORGANISATION :
Introduction to Part II
4. Human Resource Management and the Labour Market/Tim Claydon :
Objectives
Introduction
i. The Nature of Labour Markets and Employment Systems
ii. Externalisation or Internalisation of Employment?
iii. The Rise and Fall of Internalised Employment Systems?
iv. The Future of Employment Systems : Theory and Evidence
Conclusion
Summary
Activity
Questions
Case study : Fears for the Thread of Industry
References and Further Reading

5 Human Resource Planning/Julie Beardwell :
Objectives
Introduction
i. Defining Human Resource Planning
ii. The Traditional Approach to HRP
iii. Human Resource Planning - A Contemporary Approach
iv. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Human Resource Planning
v. Human Resource Planning in Practice
vi. HRP and Strategic HRM
vii. Future Directions
Summary
Questions
Case Study : ASDA and Staff Retention
References and Further Reading

6. Recruitment and Selection/Julie Beardwell and Mary Wright :
Objectives
Introduction
i. The External Context
ii. The Internal Context
iii. Developments in the Systematic Approach to Recruitment and Selection
Conclusion
Summary
Activity
Questions
References and Further Reading

7. Managing Equality and Diversity/Mike Noon :
Objectives
Introduction
i. The Nature of Discrimination
ii. Why be Concerned with Equality and Diversity?
iii. Equal Opportunity Policies
iv. Devising Equality and Diversity Policies
v. Institutional Discrimination
vi. The Process of Discrimination in an Organisation
vii. Concluding Comment
Summary
Questions
Case Study : Safe Future Finance
References and Further Reading

Part II Case Study : Employers Exploit Agency Work Boom

Part III : DEVELOPING THE HUMAN RESOURCE :
Introduction to Part III
8. Learning and Development/Audrey Collin :
Objectives
Introduction
i. The Changing World of Work and Organisations
ii. Learning and Development
iii. The Outcomes and Process of Learning
iv. The Process of Development
v. The Organisation as Context for Learning and Development
vii. Controversial Issues
Conclusions
Summary
Questions
Exercises
Case Study : Appoint in Haste, Repent at Leisure
References and Further Reading

9. Human Resource Development : The Organisation and the National Framework/Len Holden :
Objectives
Introduction
i. The Need for Training
ii. Creating A Human Resource Development Plan
iii. The Learning Organisation HRD and the National Framework for Vocational
Education and Training
iv. VET in the Leading Industrialised Nations
v. VET in Britain
vi. Controversial Issues
Summary
Activity
Questions
Exercises
Case Study 1 : Wealden District Council
Case Study 2 : Smart Cookies
References and Further Reading

10. Management Development/Mike Doyle :
Objectives
Introduction
i. Defining Management Development
ii. Management Development as a Strategic Imperative
iii. Organisational Approaches to Management Development
iv. Organising Management Development programmes
v. Implementing and Evaluating Management Development Programmes
vi. Management Development for Different Contexts and Special Needs
vii. The Future for Management Development : The Need for New Thinking and New Practices?
Summary
Questions
Exercises
Case Study : Management Development in Mid County NHS Trust
References and Further Reading

Part III Case Study : Transforming Anglian Water

Part IV : THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP :
Introduction to Part IV
11. The Employment Relationship and Employee Rights at Work/Ian Clark
Objectives
Introduction
i. Distinguishing Contractual and Statutory Employment Rights
ii. The Contract of Employment
iii. Discrimination in Employment
iv. The Regulation of Working Time
v. Termination of the Employment Contract
vi. Enforcement of Contractual and Statutory Employment Rights
v. New Rights at Work?
Conclusion
Summary
Questions
Case Study : The Pitfalls that Follow a Failure of Best Practice
Useful Websites
References and Further Reading

12. Establishing the Terms and Conditions of Employment/Sue Marlow and Trevor Colling :
Objectives
Introduction
i. Collective Bargaining - History, Definitions, Analyses and Criticisms
ii. The Collective Agreement
iii. The development of Collective Bargaining in Britain 1945-80
iv. Changes in Collective Bargaining since the 1980s 472 HRM and Collective Bargaining
v. 'New Labour' and the Contemporary Employment Relationship
vi. Establishing the Terms and Conditions of Employment in the Public Sector
vii. Establishing Terms and Conditions of Employment in Non-union Organisations
Summary
Questions
Exercises
Case Study : Business Views two-tier Workforce Agreement as Dynamite
References and Further Reading

13. Reward and Performance Management/Julia Pointon and Alan J. Ryan :
Objectives
Introduction
i. The Development of Reward Systems
ii. Design and Debates
iii. Motivation as a Mechanism
iv. New Day, New Way, New Pay?
v. The Psychological Contract
vi. HRM and Performance Management
Conclusion
Summary
Questions
Exercises
Case Study : Widgets Are Us
References and Further Reading

14. Employee Involvement and Empowerment/Len Holden :
Objectives
Introduction
i. HRM and Employee Involvement
ii. Employee Involvement and Communication
iii. Empowerment
iv Controversy : Does Employee Involvement Work? the Case of TOM
v. International Aspects of Employee Involvement
Summary
Activity
Questions
Exercises
Case Study 1 : Total Quality Management
Case Study 2 : Empowerment at Semco
References and Further Reading

Part IV Case Study
Malone Superbuy Ltd

Parts V : INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT :
Introduction to Part V
15. HRM in Multinationals : A Comparative International Perspective/Phil Almond, Ian Clark and Olga Tregaskis
Objectives
Introduction
i. National Business Systems (NBSs)
ii. Comparative HRM
iii. International HRM
iv. HRM in Multinationals
Conclusion
Summary
Questions
Case Study : All Change at Linkz
References and Further Reading

16. Human Resource Management and Europe/Len Holden and Tim Claydon :
Objectives
Introduction
i. European Union Issues
ii. The Social Charter
ii. Eastern Europe
Summary
Activity
Questions
Case Study : A Human Resource Strategy for Europump Ltd
References and Further Reading

17. Human Resource Management in Asia/Len Holden and Linda Glover :
Objectives
Introduction
i. Japan : Economic Growth and HRM
ii. China : Economic Growth and HRM
iii. Hong Kong : Economic Growth and HRM
iv. South Korea : Economic Growth and HRM
v. Singapore : Economic Growth and HRM
Summary
Activity
Questions
Case Study : Yummee Biscuits
References and Further Reading

Part V Case Study : Global and Local: the Case of the Inoperable HRM Strategy

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