Human Resource Management in Europe
Edited by Christian Scholz, Hans Böhm
Routledge – 2008 – 448 pages
The European Union is expanding. Wide cultural, political and economic differences within the Union have a significant impact on the management of human resources, so crucial to the success of any enterprise. Businesses within the EU have regularly tried to re-evaluate the context in which they work, and for investors from other continents, notably the US and Asia, the potential for expensive mistakes is only too real.
In this comprehensive new book, the varied and particular challenges for human resource management in the EU are fully explored. Written in conjunction with the European Association for Personal Management (EAPM), the book offers country-by-country analysis from native authors, assessing the contexts faced by businesses working in thirteen different states: from founding EU members like France and Germany, to relatively new entrants like Latvia and Poland. The book also includes a chapter on Turkey, an emerging economy currently outside the Union. The key issues are addressed from both theoretical and practical perspectives, whilst each chapter is also complimented by best practice case studies.
Introduction 1. HRM in Austria: Dominant Behavioural School of Thought 2. HRM in the Czech Republic: Striving Towards the World-Wide Standard 3. HRM in Denmark: On the Top of Europe. HRM in France: Changes in the Corpus 4. HRM in Germany: Mission (Im)possible 5. HRM in Hungary: From Party Functionaries to Business Managers 6. HRM in Italy: The Evolution of a Profession 7. HRM in Latvia: Show Respect and Get Results 8. HRM in the Netherlands: Economics of Personnel Policies 9. HRM in Poland: Integrate to Develop People 10. HRM in Spain: Reinventing the Function 11. HRM in Turkey: The Dawn of Talent Management 12. HRM in the UK: Between North America and Continental Europe
Prof. Dr. Christian Scholz is Chair of Organizational Behaviour, HRM and Information Management at the University of Saarland, and is founding Director of the MBA at the same institution. He has written extensively on international and strategic human resource management issues.
Dr. Hans Böhm, is the Executive Director of the German Association for Personnel Management, and served as the Secretary General of the European Association for Personnel Management (EAPM) from 2003-2007. He has published several books and articles on management development and the professionalisation of HR management.