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European Human Resource Management: An Introduction to Comparative Theory and Practice

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European Human Resource Management: An Introduction to Comparative Theory and Practice

Timothy Clark (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-19368-5 October 1996 Wiley-Blackwell 286 Pages

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Description

European Perspectives on Human Resource Management is designed to provide students with an understanding of HRM in Europe.
Written by experts from Britain, Denmark, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Spain and Sweden, the book explores whether there is a single, shared conception of HRM which transcends national boundaries. It shows how such factors as cultural values, the industrial relations system, the leagl system and systems of education influence the ways in which the employment relationship is structured and concieved.
Figures and Tables.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

1. The Cultural Relativity of Human Resource Management: Is There a Universal Theory?: Timothy Clark and Geoff Mallory.

2. Human Resource Management under Collective Bargaining: The Sociological Perspective: Steen Scheuer.

3. Hesitant Innovation: The Recent Evolution of Human Resources Management in France: Alan Jenkins and Gilles van Wijk.

4. Spain in the context of European Human Resource Management Joseph Baruel.

5. Human Resource Management in Germany: Christian Scholz.

6. The Dutch Business System and Human Resource Management: Marielle Heijlties, Arjen van Witteloostuijn and Sebastiaan van Diepen.

7. Denmark: Human Resource Management under collective bargaining- the sociological perspective Steen Scheuer.

8. Sweden: The Fate of Human Resource Management in a "Folkish" Society: Johan Berglund and Jan Lowstedt.

9. HRM: A Unified Understanding or Multiplicity of Meanings?: Timothy Clark.

Index.

* First text to act as INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE HRM.
* Contributors are country experts.
* Each chapter examines institutional and cultural factors which shape notions of HRM in each country.