Human Resource Management at the Crossroads: Challenges and Future Directions
This book contains a selection of theoretical and empirical studies that highlight a number of complexities and challenges for Human Resource Management (HRM) in organizations. It serves to illustrate the difficulty in explaining the role of human resources and the complexities implicit in the management of people working together, highlighting several challenges that HRM managers face today. Several chapters provide an accurate picture of relevant topics and issues, by putting together different approaches and levels of analysis that undoubtedly enrich one another. Contributions include theoretical and empirical analyses of how technologies impact on the future of work, employees’ well-being as a consequence of the application of high-performance work systems, the challenges of managing employees’ careers and employee diversity, and the issue of employees’ commitment, among other topics.
Alvaro Lopez-Cabrales is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management (HRM) in the Business Administration Department of Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain, where he obtained his doctorate in 2003. His current work focuses on HRM and sustainability, employment relationships, organizational capabilities and innovation. He has published his research in various international journals, including Human Resource Management, Personnel Review, British Journal of Management, and International Journal of Human Resource Management.
Ramon Valle-Cabrera is a Professor of Human Resource Management in the Business Administration Department of Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain, having obtained his doctorate from the Universidad de Sevilla in 1983. His research interests focus on strategic human resource management and employment relationships. He is co-author of several HRM textbooks and papers in various international journals.
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