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Human Resource Management in the Public Sector

1st Edition

Edited by Rona S Beattie, Stephen P. Osborne


164 pages

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HRM is a core element public service organizations, whose employees are often their most valuable resource. This outstanding book tackles the subject head on, bringing together cutting-edge research from a range of respected international authors.


'…the book does offer compelling snapshots of the complex and evolving relationship between HRM and the public sector. As such it will be useful both to researchers developing new lines of academic inquiry and to public sector practitioners seeking insights and solutions to the real-life HRM challenges that they face. In both these respects Human Resource Management in the Public Sector is recommended reading.'

Calum Macleod, Queen Margaret University, UK

Table of Contents

1. Human Resource Management in the Public Sector 2. Strategic HRM in For-Profit and Non-Profit Organizations in a Knowledge-Intensive Industry 3. Further Education and Training in the French Public Sector 4. Communicating Culture Change 5. Work-Life Balance 6. The New Public Management and the UK Police Service 7. Supporting Interorganizational Partnerships in the Public Sector

About the Editors

Rona Beattie is at the Caledonian Business School at Glasgow Caledonian University

Stephen P. Osborne is at the Aston Business School at Aston University

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management