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Research Handbook on HRM in the Public Sector

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Research Handbook on HRM in the Public Sector

9781789906615 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Bram Steijn, Professor of Public Administration, Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Eva Knies, Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management, Utrecht University School of Governance, the Netherlands
Publication Date: December 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78990 661 5 Extent: c 448 pp
Bringing together over 50 leading global experts, this Research Handbook provides a state-of-the-art overview of research findings regarding Human Resource Management (HRM) in the public sector. Original chapters provide useful insights from two different disciplines: public administration and human resource management. They illustrate that the public context of organisations matters and discuss research findings detailing how this plays out in practice.

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Bringing together over 50 leading global experts, this Research Handbook provides a state-of-the-art overview of research findings regarding Human Resource Management (HRM) in the public sector. Original chapters provide useful insights from two different disciplines: public administration and human resource management. They illustrate that the public context of organisations matters and discuss research findings detailing how this plays out in practice

Divided into five distinct parts, this Research Handbook covers the key areas of strategic HRM, the HRM cycle, HRM and the outcomes, linking mechanisms in the HRM value chain as well as HRM and context. Providing crucial information, the editors and contributors examine the main future challenges for HRM in public organisations and provide extensive knowledge across different areas for future research.

This engaging Research Handbook will be an excellent resource for scholars in public administration as well as HRM practitioners and scholars with interests in the public contexts and how this affects HRM. It will also provide obligatory reading for advanced students to understand the distinctiveness of HRM in public organisations.
Critical Acclaim
‘This edited volume by Steijn and Knies is a unique and much-needed book that caters to audiences in two academic disciplines. For scholars of Public Administration and Public Management, it showcases how HRM ultimately affects the success of public policy and the quality of public service provision. For Human Resource Management scholars, the book illuminates how HRM in public organisations is not business as usual, as their distinctive characteristics serve as critical contingency factors. For both audiences, this book generously provides state-of-the-art insights by an international ensemble of researchers.’
– Joris van der Voet, Leiden University, the Netherlands

‘This is a very necessary book. It contributes with a strategic perspective on HRM in the public sector. Especially the insights on horizontal and vertical fit combined with implementation/action and the parts about people management and leadership are inspiring. The contributors are an excellent mix of top researchers and young talents.’
– Lotte Bøgh Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark

‘This is a welcomed and long overdue Research Handbook that brings together scholars from across the globe to address key questions relating to the management of people in public sector organisations. Clarification is provided on “what are public organisations” and the need for a distinctive approach to HRM within a context where organisations have multiple and often competing outcomes. People management rightly takes centre stage with employee well-being featuring alongside organisational performance. Congratulations to all contributors!’
– Julian Gould-Williams, Cardiff University, UK

Contributors
Contributors include: Christina W. Andrews, Mieke Audenaert, Stephen Bach, Rutger Blom, Rick Borst, Paul Boselie, Peter Boxall, Jessica Breaugh, Laura Bundgaard, Robert K. Christensen, Ellen Daniëls, Adelien Decramer, Fabian Dekker, Laura den Dulk, Bert George, Heather Getha-Taylor, David Giauque, Marjan Gorgievski, Gerhard Hammerschmid, Annie Hondeghem, Christian Bøtcher Jacobsen, Ulrich T. Jensen, Ian Kessler, Eva Knies, Peter Leisink, Jared J. Llorens, Ann-Kristina Løkke, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Ahmed Mohammed Sayed Mostafa, Sophie Op de Beeck, Jaap Paauwe, Sanjay K. Pandey, Riccardo Peccei, Julia Penning de Vries, Bram Peper, Marco Rapp, Norma Riccucci, Guillem Ripoll, Adrian Ritz, Mauricio Astudillo Rodas, Ricardo Rodrigues, Jos Sanders, Bram Steijn, Jessica Sowa, Marian Thunnissen, Beatrice van der Heijden, Zeger van der Wal, Jasmijn van Harten, Brenda Vermeeren, Rafaël Weissbrodt, Breck Wightman


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