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  • Ubuntu!by Bob Nelson; Stephen Lundin

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.99

    ?The teachings in Ubuntu! can not only help us improve our relationships with others.  These teachings can help us make peace with ourselves and be proud of the way we are living our lives.? ? from the foreword by Marshall Goldsmith, a uthor of the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won?t Get You There From the Hardcover... more...

  • Reframing Strategic Thinking, Part 1by Steven French

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    This is the first in a series of 2 e-books of the Journal of Management Development by Steven French, where strategy is explored from the perspective of critical theory and complex systems. It is argued in the papers presented in this series that the current approach to strategy is all wrong and that rather than seeking simplistic solutions to complex... more...

  • Towards a Unifying Framework to Support Informal Learning Theory, Research and Practiceby Victoria J Marsick

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    Today’s postmodern world is skeptical that there is 'one best way' to work. Workers are increasingly knowledgeable and educated, driving optimal decision making out of the hands of the few and flattening hierarchies in the workplace. Under these conditions, more organizations question the benefits of standardized training systems designed... more...

  • Contemporary Developments in HRM in Latin Americaby Douglas Renwick

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The role of HRM in Latin America has now emerged as a relatively new focus for research in International HRM. The articles in this e-book detail contemporary developments in HRM in Latin America, with contributions by academics working in the field of Human Resource Management (HRM) on two themes: the role of left-leaning national governments vis-à-vis... more...

  • In Search of Balanceby Paul Boselie; Chris Brewster; Jaap Paauwe

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The issues of duality, paradox, ambiguity and balance dominate the human resource literature. Arguably, it was Karen Legge who started this debate back in 1978, and almost thirty years on we are finding increasing evidence of the dualities, paradoxes and ambiguities entailed in human resource management (HRM) today. This e-book furthers the debates... more...

  • Measuring and Diagnosing Excellence in Servicesby Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    This e-book focuses on the measuring and diagnosing of excellence in services. An overall aim with a new human oriented TQM metrology is to help managers in giving answers to the questions what to measure, how to measure and why? It is the purpose of one of the papers in this e-book to begin the process of answering these questions. Another paper in... more...

  • Knowing and Learning in Practice-Based Studiesby Silvia Gherardi

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The aim of this e-book is to furnish a panorama on how practice-based studies concerned with organizational learning have developed in recent years, and to describe the topics that such studies have debated. The articles within were first presented to the standing working group on ‘Practice-Based Studies of Knowledge and Innovation in Workplaces’... more...

  • Electronic Human Resource Management and the Future of Human Resource Managementby Hal G. Gueutal

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The HR profession is undergoing a dramatic change in the range and sophistication of services provided to managers, employees, and outside groups. New terms, tools and technology have become part of the manager’s vocabulary and HR executives are now presented with the challenge of using Web 2.0 based ERP systems as well as emerging applications... more...

  • Are We Having Fun Yet?by Sharon Bolton

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    This e-book of Employee Relations seeks to bring critical voice to the notion of ‘managed’ fun at work and to challenge existing perceived wisdoms – from both the practitioner and academic communities. Although apparently rapidly surrendering to budget cuts in these currently recessionary times, ideas of fun, play and laughter have provided... more...

  • Competencies in the EUby Richard Boyatzis

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    This e-book is intended to add to the research literature on the link between competencies and performance, as well as the literature on the development of competencies. In an attempt to examine the multicultural context of competencies, this issue is a collection of original studies from organizations in Europe. more...