In its 9th edition, AHRI-endorsed Human Resource Management continues to provide a strong conceptual and practical framework for students of human resource management.
The successful integrative strategic HRM model is retained and the most recent developments in human resource management theories and practices are explored. A multitude of contemporary regional and international examples are integrated throughout, alongside an expanded coverage on ethics and a focus on critical analysis.
Thoroughly revised and updated with the latest research findings, this edition incorporates a wealth of new material including: corporate social responsibility, ethics, sustainable management practice, leadership, talent management, industrial relations, and retains its focus on core human resource elements.
Accompanied by online study tools which help to reinforce concepts, apply critical thinking and enhance skills, this 9th edition of Human Resource Management offers the complete learning experience required to succeed in human resource management.
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- Now with the AHRI Model of Excellence in chapter 1, with the specific competencies aligned to key practice areas in each functional HR chapter
- Updated throughout with the latest material and analyses on Australian workplaces from the Fair Work Commission, Productivity Commission Review and more
- NEW! 'Best Practice' cases with regional focus add local context
- NEW! Improved referencing to and explanations of tables and graphs to help students understand the information.
- More student activities, examples, and materials to engage students online in CourseMate Express
is a Professor and Adjunct Research fellow at Curtin Uni, Perth. He has been lead author on this text for many editions and while considering retirement, he remains committed to the project. He has previously taught and researched at universities in Melbourne, Western Australia, Sydney, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Thailand. He has co-authored or co-edited 10 books, and many scholarly articles and conference papers. Alan was co-editor of the journal, Research & Practice in Human Resource Management from 2001-2011. His research interests include strategic HRM, international and comparative HRM, HRM/management in the services industry, and performance management systems. Alan is currently the Chair of AHRI’s national accreditation committee; his association with AHRI has led to their formal endorsement of this text for several editions.
BEc (Hons) Grad. Dip. Ed. PhD (Sydney) is Professor of Employment Relations and Director of the Women and Work Research Group at the University of Sydney Business School. Marian is a highly recognised academic in the field of industrial relations and human resource management and has held visiting positions at MIT, Michigan State University and Queen Mary College London. She is the recipient of several major research grants from funding bodies, including the Australian Research Council and state and federal governments, to explore critical aspects of women's working lives and the impact of regulatory change across the public and private sectors. She is the co-editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations, has published extensively in national and international journals and contributed to a number of government review panels on equality and parental leave. Marian is a highly regarded teacher and she lectures in both the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Business School.
has recently taken up the post of Academic Services Director for Curtin Business School, looking after teaching and learning quality at all offshore campuses. Prior to that, she was a Senior Lecturer with the School of Management, Curtin Business School and has held the position of Deputy Head of the School. She managed and taught a range of HRM and IR programs throughout Australia and Southeast Asia. Jane has actively contributed to the last four editions of the Nankervis HRM text and researches and publishes in the areas of career expectations of Generations X and Y and attraction and retention issues within the performing arts. She is a past Chair and current Board member of Propel Youth Arts WA, the peak body for youth arts in the State. Jane also has significant corporate professional experience, operating a highly successful HR consultancy business prior to joining Curtin University. She specialised in providing support and advice to the public sector and maintains a significant consultancy profile in this area with the University. She also conducts and facilitates workshops throughout Australia in the areas of staff attraction and retention and performance management.
has had a change of role and is now Deputy Dean (Education) for Uni of Sydney’s Business School, in addition to continuing as Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Studies in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Dean, John was Associate Dean of Postgraduate Coursework. John teaches human resource management and specialises in research on performance and reward management, executive remuneration and corporate governance, as well as business and labour history. John has published extensively in these fields.