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  • Strategic Human Resource Management

    By Clare Kelliher | 04/05/2012

    What makes good HR strategy and how do you develop it? These are questions commonly asked by HR professionals and are just two of the fundamental issues tackled by the authors in this comprehensive and innovative new textbook. Written in a clear and accessible style specifically for students, Strategic Human Resource Management is the perfect stand-alone text for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying modules in Strategic HRM. Drawing from the latest academic research and topical insig

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  • New Ways of Organizing Work

    By Clare Kelliher | 04/05/2012

    New Ways of Organizing Work offers a broader understanding of changes to the way work is organized and the implications for relevant stakeholders. It brings together contributions from a well established group of international scholars to examine the nature and consequences of new ways of working. The book draws on studies of a variety of new forms of work, involving a diverse range of employees and drawing on experiences in a variety of countries.

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  • Managing an Age Diverse Workforce

    By Emma Parry & Shaun Tyson | 20/03/2012

    There is now a greater diversity of age, lifestyle and personal circumstances in the workplace than at any time before. This book provides analyses of the issues of managing an age-diverse workforce, taking multiple approaches including discussions of both older and younger workers, employer and employee perspectives, generational and age diversity and international comparisons. It provides a guide for managers, consultants and academic readers.

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  • Global Careers

    By Michael Dickmann, Yehuda Baruch | 16/11/2011

    With interest in the global environment and the management of ‘talent’ increasing, understanding the issue of global careers is crucial. This book captures broad research extending to a large set of diverse motivations, experiences, and outcomes of international work in global ‘for profit’ and ‘not for profit’ organizations.

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  • Executive Development Journeys: The Essence of Customised Programmes

    By Cora Lynn Heimer-Rathbone | 10/06/2010

    Based on lessons and experiences of the author Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone whilst working on customised development programmes at Cranfield. Customised executive programmes, made-to-deliver to the precise needs of organisations, have increasingly featured in business school remits. The book explores executive education through case studies of customised programmes, drawing out key steps that need to be taken to meet client needs.

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  • Rice Wine with the Minister: Distilled Wisdom to Manage, Lead and Succeed on the Global Stage

    By Andrew Kakabadse and Nada Kakabadse | 02/04/2010

    Rice Wine With The Minister provides a practical research-based guide to the realities of leading in a truly global business arena.

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  • Women on Corporate Boards of Directors International Research and Practice

    By Sue Vinnicombe, Diana Bilimoria, Val Singh, Ronald Burke and Morten Huse | 28/11/2008

    Up-to-date comparative thinking and international research on women becoming – and not becoming – corporate board directors. Looks at participation, styles and contributions of women board directors, drawing on a wide international perspective.

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  • Power Politics and Organisational Change

    By David Buchanan & Richard Badham | 28/02/2008

    The book looks at how far-reaching politics is in organisations and how political behaviour manifests itself. Using case studies, it considers what responses may be used. Practical advice is offered in the use of political strategies and tactics through the use of many checklists and simple advice. Puts forward a view on why you need and how to develop your political expertise.

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  • International Human Resource Management: A European Perspective

    By Michael Dickmann, Paul Sparrow and Chris Brewster | 31/12/2007

    The latest thinking on International Human Resource Management (IHRM) from a European perspective. This book is for any manager working in an international context, it covers a broad scope of analysis including repatriation, different cultures, knowledge management, and structure and processes.

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  • Leading the Board: the Six Disciplines of World-Class Chairmen

    By Andrew Kakabadse and Nada Kakabadse | 23/11/2007

    This book picks up the running debate on corporate governance and the responsibilities of board members, and explores the different roles and management styles practised by senior board figures around the world. It asks the fundamental question: Who should lead what, and when, and how? and offers answers taken from in-depth interviews with some of the world’s leading corporate chairmen, and from extensive worldwide research into the mechanics of board functioning.

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