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Critical Issues in Human Resource Management

Critical Issues in Human Resource Management

Ian Roper, Rea Prouska, Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya

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Understand the influences on HR strategy and think critically about HR practices and interventions.

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Critical Issues in Human Resource Management will enable all HR students to take a critical approach to HR issues. Outlining the influences and shapers of HR strategy including ethics, managing in different national contexts, employment relations, politics, governance and finance, this book provides students with a full understanding of the complexities of HRM strategy and what the implications of these are. There is also crucial discussion of critical issues in the processes and practice of HRM including the dilemmas of onshoring and offshoring, gender equality, challenging institutional racism and disability discrimination in the modern workplace to enable readers to think deeply and critically about these issues.

Critical Issues in Human Resource Management also includes discussion of the application of HRM in different sectors such as manufacturing, the public sector, the private sector and not-for-profit organizations. This will enable HR students to examine HR practices in specific industries and to think about how issues might be dealt with differently in different sectors, rather than assuming that best practice is universal. Online resources include a lecturer guide with additional seminar activities and discussion topics, powerpoint slides and annotated weblinks for students to enable them to develop an astute, nuanced and critical approach to human resource management

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 19: HRM in Private Services (Sebastian Fuchs);
    • Chapter - 20: HRM in Public Services (Miguel Martinez-Lucio and Ian Roper);
    • Chapter - 21: Human Resource Management in the Not-for-Profit Sector (Ian Cunningham);
  • Section - FOUR: Conclusions;
    • Chapter - 22: Global Challenges for Development of Human Resources (Anil Verma and Qian He)
    • Chapter - 18: HRM in Manufacturing (Lola Peach Martins and Geoff Wood);
  • Section - THREE: Contextualising HRM - Sectoral Views of HR Practice;
    • Chapter - 17: Critical Issues in Equality and Diversity (3): Disability Discrimination and the Modern Workplace (Asiya Siddiquee and Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya);
    • Chapter - 16: Critical Issues in Equality and Diversity (2): Defining and Challenging Institutional Racism (Doirean Wilson);
    • Chapter - 15: Critical Issues in Equality and Diversity (1): Gender Equity and the Myths of the Work-Life Balance Narrative (Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya and Suzan Lewis);
    • Chapter - 14: Critical Issues in Reward Management: Is the 'New Pay' Still New? (Geoff White);
    • Chapter - 13: Critical Issues in Learning and Development: Beyond 'the Learning Organisation' (Mary Hartog);
    • Chapter - 12: Critical Issues in Employee Relations (2): Global Unions (Richard Croucher);
    • Chapter - 11: Critical Issues in Employee Relations (1): From Employee Consent to Employee Engagement (Susan Leigh and Ian Roper);
    • Chapter - 10: Critical Issues in People Resourcing (2): The Dilemmas with Outsourcing and Offshoring (Rea Prouska);
    • Chapter - 09: Critical Issues in People Resourcing (1): Reconceptualising Employee Performance (Sebastian Fuchs);
  • Section - TWO: HR Processes and Practices;
    • Chapter - 08: Critical Issues in Managing the Business Environment (Anne Daguerre);
    • Chapter - 07: HRM and Socio-Demographics: Age Diversity and the Future Workforce (Matt Flynn and Michael Müller-Camen);
    • Chapter - 06: Politics, the Regulatory Environment and HRM (Phil James and Ian Roper);
    • Chapter - 05: Employment Relations, Finance and the Corporation (John Grahl);
    • Chapter - 04: Technology and Work: Is the Future Certain? (Martin Upchurch);
    • Chapter - 03: Managing HR in Differing National Contexts (Geoff Wood);
    • Chapter - 02: Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility and HRM (Elizabeth Cotton);
    • Chapter - 01: Corporate Governance and HRM (Sepideh Parsa);
  • Section - ONE: The Influences on and Shapers of HR Strategy;
    • Chapter - 00: Introduction (Editors);


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Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843982425
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 11th November 2010
  • Paperback
  • Format: 246x190
  • 536 pages

About the Author

Ian Roper is Principal Lecturer in Employment Relations and Director of Programmes for HRM at Middlesex University Business School, UK

Rea Prouska is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and programme leader for the BA Human Resource Management degree at Middlesex University Business School, UK

Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Middlesex University Business School, UK

Ian Roper

Rea Prouska

Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya