Introduction to Human Resource Management

Paperback | January 27, 2000

byAshly Pinnington, Tony Edwards

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Introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM) is a textbook designed primarily for undergraduates new to the subject. Written in a concise and accessible style, it is ideal for introductory courses and modular programmes. The student is supplied with a range of source materials, discussionquestions, and references for assignment work and guided study. The contents draw upon two fundamental traditions inherent within human resource management: one which takes an individual, psychological focus and another which starts from an industrial relations perspective. Pinnington and Edwards' account covers all the main elements of HRM and focuses oncontemporary developments, setting them within the internal organizational and wider environmental contexts. The book fosters a good understanding of the management of human resources and encourages critical thinking on theory and practice.

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Introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM) is a textbook designed primarily for undergraduates new to the subject. Written in a concise and accessible style, it is ideal for introductory courses and modular programmes. The student is supplied with a range of source materials, discussionquestions, and references for assignment wor...

Ashly Pinnington is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Robert Gordon University ; prior to this he was Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter. Tony Edwards is a Lecturer at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 27, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198775431

ISBN - 13:9780198775430

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Table of Contents

ForewordPart 1: Definitions1. What is HRM?Part 2: Context2. The Environment of HRM3. Employment Law4. Trade Unions and Industrial RelationsPart 3: Managing Human Resources5. Employee Resourcing and Careers6. Motivating Employees7. Financial Rewards and Performance Management8. Learning and Development9. Managing ChangePart 4: Future Developments10. Internationalization11. Conclusion: Future Developments

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'The book covers a wide range of issues and provides an up-to-date overview of the topic area .. The exercises in each chapter provide a range of useful activities which will encourage students to reflect on what they have learnt and apply particular types of analysis.' Dr Huw Morris,Kingston Business School