Managing People and Organizations in Changing ContextsBy
- Graeme Martin, Director of the Centre for Reputation Management at the University of Glasgow's School of Business and Management, UK
MBA and management masters markets, for full time and part-time students. It is especially relevant to students undertaking a masters in HR.
Published: January 2006
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
Professor Thomas Clarke, Director, Centre for Corporate Governance, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia âThis work is a highly informed and original analysis of the challenges and dilemmas of managing people in the contemporary context. Demonstrating an acute knowledge of the task of managing people in rapidly changing organizational and technological environments, the book skillfully offers an authoritative range of helpful insights. The author is one of the most accomplished international writers in the field of human resource management, and has a unique capacity to bring together a refreshing combination of professional experience and academic research. Practitioners and students will find this a definitive guide to the state of the art of people management in demanding times. It is likely this work will have an extensive take-up not only on formal educational programs internationally, but also on management development programs.â Dr. Hong ZHANG, Visiting Professor of Management, Nanchang University , Honorary Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Glasgow's Business School. âIn an increasingly dynamic, international and fragmented business environment, managing people out of context is a meaningless idea. The neglect by firms of changing cultural, institutional, economic and technological contexts when managing human resources is likely to be counterproductive and even dangerous. In China, for example, significant changes in national culture and institutions have often been ignored in the Western literature, which does little to enhance the reputation of western business and academics. This book provides an antidote to the 'best practice' literature by providing international MBA students and managers, including those in China, with advanced and contemporary ideas that are contextually sensitive. It also provides them with useful practical guidance that will help them enhance their compentences of future career development in a global economy.â "Professor Martin has produced a uniquely valuable book addressing a key function that managers must perform to be successful: to produce change and innovation through people. By integrating theories, concepts, and practices from organizational theory, organizational behavior, and human resource management, this book will allow students and practitioners to gain a broad understanding of the complex challenges faced by managers in today's dynamic organizational environments.â Herman Aguinis, Ph.D. Mehalchin Term Professor of Management The Business School University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center USA