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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Searching for the Human in Human Resource Management

Theory, Practice and Workplace Contexts

ISBN 9780230019355
Publication Date May 2007
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Management, Work and Organisations

Searching for the Human in Human Resource Management is a highly original collection penned by leading critical thinkers in the field of organization studies and HRM, each concerned to resituate people at the heart of HRM and organizational analysis. It offers contributions in three key areas: theory, practice and workplace contexts.

SHARON C. BOLTON is Professor of Management, Strathclyde University Business School, UK

MAEVE HOULIHAN is Lecturer in Management, UCD Business Schools, University College Dublin, Ireland

Beginning the Search for the H in HRM; S.Bolton & M.Houlihan
PART 1: SEARCHING FOR THE HUMAN IN HR THEORY
Moral Economy and Employment; A.Sayer
Searching for The Human in Empirical Research on the HRM Organisational Performance Link: A Meta-theoretical Approach; S.Fleetwood
The Human Side of Skills and Knowledge; I.Grugulis
Making Capital: Strategic Dilemmas for HRM; P.Thompson
PART 2: SEARCHING FOR THE HUMAN IN HR PRACTICE
HRM and the Menu Society: The Fetishisation of Individual Choice at Work; M.Korczynski
Putting the Missing 'H' into HRM: The Case of the Flexible Organisation; K.Legge
'Have It Your Way®': Resources, Citizens and the Culture of Deceit; M.Parker
Searching for the Human in the HR Practice of Diversity; F.Wilson
Human Resource Development or Developing Human Capability?; J.Bryson
PART 3: SEARCHING FOR THE HUMAN IN WORKPLACE CONTEXTS
Disconnected Workplaces: Interests and Identities in the 'High Performance' Factory; S.Jenkins & R.Delbridge
Rethinking Humanity in Care Work extract from Hard Work in Low Paid Britain; P.Toynbee
Risky Business: Rethinking the Human in Interactive Service Work; S.Bolton & M.Houlihan
HRM is Redundant?: Professions, Immaterial Labour and the Future of Work; G.Hanlon
Disrupting Identity: Trust and Angst in Management Consulting; J.O'Mahoney
Indices.

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A number of influential thinkers in the area of critical HRM are featured here... providing an accessible overview of central concerns in the field. Searching for the Human in Human Resource Management would be suitable for reflective practitioners as well as students of HRM intersted in getting a comprehensive overview of current thinking in critical HRM. - Tracy Wilcox, BJIR An International Journal of Industrial Relations
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