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Sociological Paradigms and Human Resources

An African Context, 1st Edition

By Ken N. Kamoche


210 pages

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This title was first published in 2000: This book examines critically the theory and practice of Human Resource Management. It discusses some of the contemporary debates about the nature of Human Resource Management and attempts to offer conceptual clarity into this organizational phenomenon. The book effectively captures both the theoretical and practical issues in Human resource management - issues which are too often treated as separate. By examining Human Resource management with a variety of 'analytical lenses' Ken Kamoche's book takes the reader on an enjoyable and intellectually stimulating 'paradigmatic journey'.


'… and excellent treatise … a first class treatment of th subject and his book must be seen as a "must read" for all those interested in the study and practice of human resources management in Africa.' Journal of African Business ’… not only has the virtue of looking at human resource management in Africa, it combines a concern with human resourcing practices in this setting with a robust and intellectually satisfying analysis of what is going on generally in this important and fascinating area of managerial activity.’ Professor Tony Watson. Nottingham Trent University ’Ken is the best indigenous African writer in this field, and the quality of this work confirms me in this judgement … this book has the advantage of being both a thoughtful and unusual critical analysis of HRM as a discipline as well as an analysis of its meaning and manifestations internationally, in developing countries … I believe the book deserves to find a wide audience in universities around the world.’ Professor Peter Blunt '…through this book Kamoche has made substantial contribution to HRM in Arfican and Kenyan contexts. It is also an improtant contribution to the sociology of HRM. …he has produced a very useful investigation on the subject. …It will be of keen interest to sociologists and other social scientists as much as to management scholars.' Global Business Review

Table of Contents

Introduction; Human resource management; Management in Africa; Multi-paradigm analysis; An analysis of recruitment within the functionalist paradigm; An analysis of training within the functionalist paradigm; A radical critique of HRM; An interpretive analysis of HRM; Conclusion.

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