Human Resource Management in the Public Sector
Edited by Rona S Beattie, Stephen Osborne
Published March 28th 2008 by Routledge – 256 pages
HRM is a core element public service organizations, whose employees are often their most valuable resource. This outstanding book tackles the subject head on, bringing together cutting-edge research from a range of respected international authors.
'…the book does offer compelling snapshots of the complex and evolving relationship between HRM and the public sector. As such it will be useful both to researchers developing new lines of academic inquiry and to public sector practitioners seeking insights and solutions to the real-life HRM challenges that they face. In both these respects Human Resource Management in the Public Sector is recommended reading.'
Calum Macleod, Queen Margaret University, UK
1. Human Resource Management in the Public Sector 2. Strategic HRM in For-Profit and Non-Profit Organizations in a Knowledge-Intensive Industry 3. Further Education and Training in the French Public Sector 4. Communicating Culture Change 5. Work-Life Balance 6. The New Public Management and the UK Police Service 7. Supporting Interorganizational Partnerships in the Public Sector
Rona Beattie is at the Caledonian Business School at Glasgow Caledonian University
Stephen P. Osborne is at the Aston Business School at Aston University