Human Resource Management: Ethics and Employment

Paperback | February 1, 2007

EditorAshly Pinnington, Rob Macklin, Tom Campbell

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The book examines ethics and employment issues in contemporary Human Resource Management (HRM). Written by an international team of academics from universities in the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand, it examines the problems and opportunities facing employers and employees. The booksubdivides into three sections: Part I assesses the context of HRM; Part II analyses contemporary debates, continuity and change in HRM, and Part III proposes likely developments for the future seeking to identify a more proactive HRM approach towards ethical issues arising in employment.Distinctive features include: -Comprehensive analysis of continuity and change in employment and HRM-In-depth assessment of the ethical contribution and potential of HRM-Timely evaluation of the ethical achievements to-date of HRM in: individualized employment relations, HRM partnerships, HRM and employee performance, and strategic HRM-Detailed recommendations for HR managers and general managers encouraging more ethically aware practice-Guidance on ethical approaches to leadership, knowledge management and collective employment relations-Analysis of alternative futures for HRM as a profession and advice on how to create more rigorous and independent professional practice-A vision of a more innovative, cooperative and ethically sensitive set of HRM practices-Clear proposals for HRM on how to attain more ethical conduct

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The book examines ethics and employment issues in contemporary Human Resource Management (HRM). Written by an international team of academics from universities in the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand, it examines the problems and opportunities facing employers and employees. The booksubdivides into three sections: Part I assesses ...

Ashly Pinnington is at Aberdeen Business School, The Robert Gordon University. Rob Maklin is Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tom Campbell is Program Manager, Business and Professional Ethics, both at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:February 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199203792

ISBN - 13:9780199203796

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Ashly Pinnington, Robert Macklin, Tom Campbell: Introduction: Ethical Human Resource ManagementPart I Situating Human Resource Management1. Gill Palmer: Socio-Political Theory and Ethics in HRM2. Karen Legge: The Ethics of HRM in Dealing with Individual Employees without Collective Representation3. David E Guest: HRM and Performance: Can Partnership Address the Ethical Dilemmas?4. Peter Boxall and John Purcell: Strategic Management and Human Resources: The Pursuit of Productivity, Flexibility, and Legitimacy5. Breen Creighton: Ethical Employment Practices and the Law6. Adrian Walsh: HRM and the Ethics of Commodified Work in a Market EconomyPart II Analysing Human Resource Management7. Michelle Greenwood and Helen De Cieri: Stakeholder Theory and the Ethics of HRM8. Lynne Bennington: HR Managers as Ethics Agents of the State9. David Ardagh: The Ethical Basis for HRM Professionalism and Codes of Conduct10. Michael I. Reed: Engineers of Human Souls, Faceless Technocrats or Merchants of Morality?: Changing Professional Forms and Identities in the Face of the Neo-Liberal Challenge11. Ashly Pinnington and Serkan Bayraktaroglu: Ethical Leadership in Employee Development12. Tom Sorrell: Ethics and Work in Emergencies: the UK Fire Service Strike 2002-3.Part III Progressing Human Resource Management13. Tony J. Watson: HRM, Ethical Irrationality and the Limits of Ethical Action14. Joshua Margolis, Adam Grant and Andrew Molinsky: Expanding Ethical Standards of HRM: Necessary Evils and the Multiple Dimensions of Impact15. Ken Kamoche: Strategy, Knowledge, Appropriation and Ethics in HRM16. Rob Macklin: The Morally Decent HR ManagerTom Campbell, Ashly Pinnington, Rob Macklin, and Sheena Smith: Conclusion