The new edition of this SAGE Handbook builds on the success of the first by providing a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of human resource management. Bringing together contributions from leading international scholars - and with brand new chapters on key emerging topics such as firm ownership, talent management, engagement and big data - the Handbook focuses on familiarising the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management, while contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, as well as comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests. The second edition of this Handbook remains an indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field. PART 01: Context of Human Resource Management; PART 02: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management; and PART 03: Contemporary Issues.

Human Resource Management in the Public Sector: New Public Management, Responsive Governance and the Consequences of the Economic Crisis1
Human resource management in the public sector: new public management, responsive governance and the consequences of the economic crisis
Stephen Bach

Public service human resource management (HRM) has rarely been integrated into mainstream HRM texts. Books dedicated to public service HRM, or separate overview chapters, are more common (Bach and Kessler, 2012; Leisink and Knies, 2018). The distinctive values and institutional arrangements of public services, and their oversight by the state, have encouraged separate consideration of public service HRM. Public service workplaces have featured as research locations to examine HR developments, but have rarely been integrated into mainstream debates. This tendency is ...

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