The author draws on over 300 in–depth interviews with managers at all levels – including many active "line" managers, which gives the survey a strong practical approach, rather than the conventional "personnel" picture.
Developments in the Management of Human Resources is particularly important as it:
Is the first proper analysis of the part played by line and general managers in human resource management
Uses real named cases throughout from both the private and public sectors
Considers corporate culture and strategy, and focuses on their impact in industrial relations and human resource management.
List of tables.
List of Figures.
1. Transitions and Transformations.
2. The HRM Phenomenon.
3. Mainstream Companies in Transition.
4. Managing Human Resources in Practice: A Thematic Analysis.
5. Managing the Process of Change.
6. The Part Played by Personnel Specialists in the Management of Human Resources.
7. The Part Played by Senior and Middle Line Managers in the Management of Human Resources.
8. The Part Played by First Line Managers in the Management of Human Resources.
9. Trade Unions and Industrial Relations.
Appendix: Research Methods.