Human Resource Management

Series
Pearson
Author
Julie Beardwell / Amanda Thompson  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
704
Pub.-date
May 2017
ISBN13
9781292119564
ISBN
129211956X
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Description

Beardwell & Thompson’s text offers a critical, social-science focused approach to HRM which caters for the students studying HRM at the higher level of undergraduate as well as being suited to those on MBA and postgraduate courses. This text has a specialised International HRM section, which gives it a competitive edge over others, and makes it suitable for a wider range of courses. It is also mapped closely to the relevant CIPD modules, and is edited and authored by academics who are heavily involved with the CIPD.

Features

· Introductory and concluding case studies for use in seminars to stimulate interest and provoke thought

· Self-test questions for students in each chapter

· Explore sections for the reader to consider how theories, models and concepts apply to various types of workplaces

·  ‘Key controversies’ which extract contentious issues and invite the reader to formulate their own viewpoint

New to this Edition

New to the eighth edition is a focus on:

· comparative HRM and globalisation,

· ethics, CSR and employee wellbeing,

· a new chapter considering the impact of BREXIT and

· coverage of the green agenda on HRM.

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Human Resource Management

Chapter 2: Strategic Human Resource Management

Chapter 3: Contextualising HRM

Chapter 4: HRM and the Labour Market

Chapter 5: Talent Management

Chapter 6: Managing Equality and Diversity

Chapter 7: Learning and Development

Chapter 8: Leadership and Management Development

Chapter 9: Organisational Development

Chapter 10: The Employment Relationship and Employee Rights at Work

Chapter 11: Employment

Chapter 12: Performance Management

Chapter 13: Employee Reward

Chapter 14: Employee Voice

Chapter 15: Comparative HRM in the Context of Financialization, Financial Crisis and Brexit

Chapter 16: Employment Relations in Emerging Economies: China and India

 

Back Cover

‘Highly recommended for breadth and depth of coverage with various questions, case studies and other activities aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students to encourage active and reflective learning; this new edition is once again an invaluable resource for students.’ Dr Gill Kirton, Professor of Employee Relations, Queen Mary University of London

‘The latest edition of Beardwell and Thompson remains at the forefront of HRM theory and research. The importance of context is stressed throughout the book. Clearly written it goes beyond other texts in illustrating how financialisation is changing the terms of HRM and the living standards of workers. Learning and development are shown to be of strategic value.’ Dr Shireen Kanji, University of Birmingham

 

Human Resource Management, eighth edition

Julie Beardwell and Amanda Thompson

 

This highly engaging, bestselling textbook, now in its eighth edition offers a comprehensive examination of contemporary human resource management issues and debates.

 

Aimed at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students, this title provides an authoritative source for students of CIPD Advanced qualifications. An at-a-glance mapping table linking CIPD modules to the book chapters is included.

 

Human Resource ManagementA Contemporary Approach seeks to raise critical awareness of HRM through a series of highly readable chapters which expertly entwine research informed theory with practical insights to the subject.  

 

New to the eighth edition is a focus on:

· comparative HRM and globalisation,

· ethics, CSR and employee wellbeing,

· a new chapter considering the impact of BREXIT and

· coverage of the green agenda on HRM.

Popular features of the text have been enhanced and updated, such as:

 

· Introductory and concluding case studies for use in seminars to stimulate interest and provoke thought

· Self-test questions for students in each chapter

· Explore sections for the reader to consider how theories, models and concepts apply to various types of workplaces

·  ‘Key controversies’ which extract contentious issues and invite the reader to formulate their own viewpoint.

 

About the authors

Julie Beardwell was Chief Moderator Standards at the CIPD until 2015 and has over 25 years' experience of leading and teaching on HR programmes.

 

Amanda Thompson is Head of the Department of HRM and Head of the Department of Corporate Development at De Montfort University.

 

Author

Julie Beardwell was Chief Moderator Standards at the CIPD until 2015 and has over 25 years' experience of leading and teaching on HR programmes.

 

Amanda Thompson is Head of the Department of HRM and Head of the Department of Corporate Development at De Montfort University