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Human Resource Management in a Business Context

Human Resource Management in a Business Context, 3rd edition
by Alan Price
 Human Resource Management in a Business Context provides an international focus on the theory and practice of people management. A thorough and comprehensive overview of all the key aspects of HRM, including articles from HRM Guide and other sources, key concepts, review questions and case studies for discussion and analysis.
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Case Studies

Case Study 5.1:  Diversity in Asia

Employment Relations in the Asia Pacific provides a short summary of different approaches to HRM in Asia and adjacent countries.

Case Study 5.2:  Volvo

  See Volvo website - particularly section on Career Opportunities

Note that Volvo is being taken over by Ford

Public reaction in Sweden seems much more favourable than was the case with the proposed Renault merger (In French - can you find any employee information?).

Case Study 5.3: The UK National Health Service

  See the following articles for some recent issues in the NHS.

NHS nursing recruitment
University for the NHS
NHS Childcare Strategy
Conditions for junior doctors
Only a quarter of NHS employees feel secure about challenging how things are done at work

Health service issues in other countries are similar. For example:

Staff shortages put hospital care in jeopardy on the HRM Guide Canada site.


High-Quality Workplaces in the Health Services


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