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Edited by two senior public human resource management scholars, this well-regarded edited volume gathers concise essays by major scholars on critical issues in the field of contemporary public human resources management. Providing valuable insight for students and practitioners alike, the book’s four-part organization—Context, Techniques, Issues, and Prospects—supports an impressive breadth of coverage, with updates to eleven of the fifth edition’s best essays. Building upon that foundation, the editors commissioned new chapters to cover critical topics such as emotional labor, human resources issues with social media, veterans’ preferences, gendered organizations, volunteer management, employment benefits, and post-employment benefits. With logical organization around in-depth discussion of contemporary issues, the book can be used as both a core text and as a supplement, ably serving any PHRM instructor's course needs.
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"Two leading scholars of public human resource management have assembled an impressive set of authors to address comprehensively the critical developments and issues in the field."(Frank J. Thompson)
"Public Human Resource Management covers all the bases. Kearney and Coggburn bring together leading scholars writing, in clear and persuasive ways, on core themes and leading issues in public sector HRM. The leading compendium just got better! An excellent find."(Evan Berman)
“Once again Kearney and Cogguburn have assembled a useful reader. The pieces are nicely balanced between providing up-to-date overviews of current debates and providing guidance to practitioners on policy options. Chapters on strategic management, performance, dispute resolution, and labor relations go beyond material in the leading public personnel textbooks.”(Dr. Ellen V. Rubin) About the Author:
Richard C. Kearney is professor and director of the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Connecticut, Storrs, East Carolina University, and the University of South Carolina. His research on human relations management, public administration, and state and local politics and administration has been published in Public Administration Review, Public Personnel Management, Administration and Society, Publius, Urban Affairs Review, Policy Studies Journal, and many other journals. The 9th edition of his book (with Ann O’M Bowman) State and Local Government will be published in 2012. He received his Ph. D in political science from the University of Oklahoma in 1977.
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