Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Knowledge Management

Knowledge management

The management of the knowledge available to an organisation from all possible sources in a way that enhances its value by allowing the effective sharing and use of existing knowledge together with its manipulation – resulting in the creation of new knowledge. The effective management of knowledge is intended to produce a benefit for the organisation, employees and other stakeholders.

The above definition is reasonably clear in that it identifies that knowledge is something that can be managed in the service of the organisation and its stakeholders. As such it implies that knowledge is a resource or commodity that is as amenable to management direction and decision making as one of the resources that are available to serve the organisation's interests. There are ...

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