Managing Human Resources in North America: Current Issues and Perspectives by Steve WernerManaging Human Resources in North America: Current Issues and Perspectives by Steve Werner

Managing Human Resources in North America: Current Issues and Perspectives

EditorSteve Werner

Hardcover | April 25, 2007

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This unique text covers the key issues in North American human resources today. Providing an overview of new and emerging issues in North American Human Resource Management (HRM), the chapters are divided into three parts. The first part examines how changes in the business environment have affected HRM; the second part looks at topics that have escalated in importance over the last few years; and the third analyzes topics that have recently emerged as concerns.

Each chapter is authored by a leading figure in the field and features case vignettes to provide practical illustrations of the points in hand. The chapters also conclude with guidelines to help HR professionals deal with the issues raised.

A Companion Website featuring online lecturer and student resources is available for this text and can be visited at

Managing Human Resources in North Americais a core text for current issues in HRM courses in North America and a supplementary text for students studying international HRM in other countries. It will be invaluable reading for all those studying HRM in North America or currently working in the field.

Steve Werneris Associate Professor of Management at the University of Houston. He has published over three dozen academic and practitioner papers on HRM and international business. Professor Werner serves on the editorial board of the Human Resource Management JournalandHuman Resource Management Review.
Title:Managing Human Resources in North America: Current Issues and PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.05 inPublished:April 25, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415396859

ISBN - 13:9780415396851


Table of Contents

 1. Introduction to Managing HR in North America  2. Staffing and Developing the Multinational Workforce  3. Advances in Technology-Based Training  4. New HR Challenges in the Dynamic Environment of Legal Compliance  5. The Changing Family and HRM  6. Ethics and HRM  7. Health, Safety and HRM  8. Competitive Advantage Through HRM  9. Counterproductive Leader Behavior  10. Outsourcing and HRM  11. The Costs of Employee Benefits  12. Executive Compensation: Something Old, Something New  13. HRM After 9/11 and Katrina  14. Concluding Thoughts

Editorial Reviews

'An outstanding addition to the growing body of literature on global human resource management. It is very comprehensive with an excellent roster of well known authors. It should be on the desk of all scholars, students and practitioners interested in global human resource management.' - Robert Heneman, Ohio State University, USA 'Professor Steve Werner has put together an impressive cast of scholars to address some of the most challenging and pressing issues in HR theory and practice in North America. Each of the chapters places HR topics within the broader societal and economic context and includes a discussion of important implications and guidelines for practice. This book will be invaluable for anyone interested in the present and future of HR theory and practice in North America.' - Herman Aguinis, University of Colorado, Denver, USA