Building More Effective Organizations: HR Management and Performance in Practice

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Organizations today are facing heightened challenges in their efforts to perform effectively. These challenges are reflected in the failure of many long-standing organizations and the shortened tenure of senior level executives. There is increasing agreement that the unique competitive advantage organizations have today lies in their people, their human resource management practices and their cultures. All other elements of production can be readily obtained, bought or copied. We are now in the era of human capital; to be successful organizations need to unleash the talents of their people. Fortunately we now have considerable understanding of what high performing organizations look like. However, a large gap still exists between what we know and what managers actually do. With contributions from a team of leading academics and practitioners, Building More Effective Organizations provides an extensive survey of human resource management and the organizational practices associated with the high performance of individuals.

Review
“Both scholars have academic credentials in organizational theory and behavior with a focus on private sector organizations…Burke and Cooper emphasize the development of employees, which benefits the individual as well as overall organizational health and functioning…The chapters are both interesting and effectively combined.”
Public Administration Review, Brian N. Williams, University of Georgia –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Book Description
This book describes the strategies that encourage high individual performance, and so lead to competitive advantage. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Ronald J. Burke is Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour and Industrial Relations at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto. One of Canada’s most prolific researchers and writers, Professor Burke’s work has focused on the relationship between individual well-being and the work environment.

Cary L. Cooper is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health and Pro-Vice Chancellor (External Relations) at Lancaster University. He is the author of over 100 books and has published a major report for the EU European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Work Conditions on ‘Stress Prevention in the Workplace’. Professor Cooper was awarded a CBE for his contribution to organizational health. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Book Description
There is increasing agreement that the unique competitive advantage organizations have today lies in their people, their human resource management practices and their cultures. With contributions from leading academics and practitioners, this book is a survey of human resource management and the organizational practices associated with the performance of individuals. –This text refers to the printed_access_code edition.

Product Key Features
Format Hardcover
Language English
Publication Year 2007
Number of Pages 412 Pages

Dimensions
Item Length 9.6in.
Item Height 0.9in.
Item Width 6.7in.
Item Weight 30 Oz

Copyright Date 2007
Target Audience Scholarly & Professional
Topic Human Resources & Personnel Management, Management
Lccn 2007-032994
Dewey Decimal 658.3
Dewey Edition 22
Illustrated Yes
Genre Business & Economics

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