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Adm. Sci. 2013, 3(1), 4-5; doi:10.3390/admsci3010004

Book Review
Human Resource Management, 11th Edition International Student Version. By David A. DeCenzo, Stephen P. Robbins and Susan L. Verhulst, Wiley, 2013; 448 Pages. Price £54.99 / €66.00, ISBN 978-1-1183-7971-4
Shu-Kun Lin
MDPI AG, Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
Received: 16 February 2013 / Accepted: 16 February 2013 / Published: 19 February 2013

The following paragraphs are reproduced from the website of the publisher [1].

The 11th Edition of Human Resource Management helps students understand and remember concepts through a straightforward and conversational writing style and a wealth of examples to clarify ideas and build interest. The authors provide a strong foundation of essential elements of Human Resource Management (HRM) as well as a clear understanding of how Human Resource Management links with business strategy. Through practical applications, the authors illustrate the importance of employees on every level of the organization, helping students understand HRM elements such as recruitment, training, motivation, retention, safety, the legal environment, and how they support successful business strategies.

Table of Contents

  • PART 1 Understanding HRM

    • Chapter 1 HRM in a Changing Environment

    • Chapter 2 Introduction to HR Functions

  • PART 2 The Legal and Ethical Context of HRM

    • Chapter 3 Employment Laws

    • Chapter 4 Employer and Employee Rights

  • PART 3 Staffing the Organization

    • Chapter 5 Effective Job Analysis

    • Chapter 6 Employee Recruitment

    • Chapter 7 Selecting Employees

  • PART 4 Training and Development

    • Chapter 8 Training and Developing Employees

    • Chapter 9 Career Development

  • PART 5 Maintaining High Performance

    • Chapter 10 Performance Management

    • Chapter 11 Compensation

    • Chapter 12 Employee Benefits

    • Chapter 13 Health and Safety

  • PART 6 Labor–Management Environments

    • Chapter 14 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

    • Endnotes

    • Glossary

    • Company Index

    • Subject Index

* Editor’s Note: The brief summary and the contents of the books are reported as provided by the author or the publishers. Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent books of potential interest to readers of Administrative Sciences to the Publisher (Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland. Tel. +41-61-683-77-34; Fax: +41-61-302-89-18, E-Mail: Some books will be offered to the scholarly community for the purpose of preparing full-length reviews.


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