1st Edition

Managing Human Resources in North America
Current Issues and Perspectives

Edited By

Steve Werner

ISBN 9780415396868
Published April 23, 2007 by Routledge
224 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

USD $62.95

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Book Description

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 www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415396867.

Managing Human Resources in North America is 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.

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

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Steve Werner is 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 Journal and Human Resource Management Review.


'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