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Human Resource Management
Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

Edited By

Rae Simons

ISBN 9780429071478
Published April 15, 2011 by Apple Academic Press
324 Pages

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Book Description

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Human resource management is the strategic approach to management of an organization’s most valuable asset—its people. It covers the recruitment, management, and direction of people who work for the organization and deals with employee compensation and benefits, hiring and training, performance management, organization development, safety and wellness, and organizational communication.

Human Resource Management: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities covers a broad array of topics on human resources management, including new emphasis on corporate social commitment, management practices that are essential for retaining effective professionals, financial rewards to stimulate longer workforce participation, entrepreneurial leadership, examination of leadership styles in different countries, dealing with organizational change, teamwork and employee resistance, integrating human resources aspects with corporate goals, and more.

This book provides an interesting group of chapters that shed light on a variety of international human resources management styles and practices. The competitive nature of twenty-first-century global commerce requires that businesses be managed strategically by managers who are knowledgeable in the principles of the field. The efficient, nonexploitive use of human resources is essential to building successful businesses around the world.

Table of Contents

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Key Role of Human Resource Management
Assessment of Human Resources Management Practices in Lebanese Hospitals
Turnover and Heterogenity in Top Management Networks: A Demographic Analysis of Two Swedish Business Groups
Change Management: Getting a Tuned Up Organization
Challenges at Work and Financial Rewards to Stimulate Longer Workforce Participation
The Effects of Human Resource Practices on Firm Growth
Common Factors Between Swedish and Chinese Entrepreneurial Leadership Styles
Paris on the Mekong: Using the Aid Effectiveness Agenda to Support Human Resources for Health in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Strategic Human Resources Management: Aligning With the Mission
What Impact do Global Health Initiatives Have on Human Resources for Antiretroviral Treatment Roll-Out? A Qualitative Policy Analysis of Implementation Processes in Zambia
Biting the Hand that Feeds: Social Identity and Resistance in Restaurant Teams
Looking to the Future: Human Resource Competencies

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Rae Simons is a successful business manager in Binghamton, New York, who is well acquainted with the demands and details of management. With degrees earned in both psychology and education (from the State University of New York), she brings practical and wide-ranging insights to the field of business management. She has written extensively for numerous publications on business and other topics, including publishers such as Barbour Books, Greenwood, and Facts on File.