Human Resources and Organizational Efficiency
Includes 17 Titles

Human Resources and Organizational Efficiency

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Organizational success is largely dependent on the collective effort and support of a group of innovative and diverse individuals. This valuable collection includes 17 research-based titles (books) on diverse topics relating to organizational development, personnel management, and diversity in the modern workforce. Focusing on effective strategies and managerial practice, this comprehensive collection will be an essential reference source for business professionals, managers, upper-level students, researchers, as well as human resources specialists.

Release date: July 1, 2014
ISBN13: 9781466666450|EISBN13: 9781466666443

Description

The individuals that make up an organization are arguably one of the most important elements of success in enterprises of all sizes. Having the tools and skills necessary to manage and lead a diverse set of employees is essential in the development and growth any organization.

The Human Resources and Organizational Efficiency collection includes 17 research-based titles (books) on diverse topics relating to organizational development, personnel management, and diversity in the modern workforce. Focusing on effective strategies and managerial practice, this comprehensive collection will be an essential reference source for business professionals, managers, upper-level students, researchers, and human resources specialists.

Topics Covered

  • Human Capital Management
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Agility
  • Organizational Development
  • Personnel Management
  • Workplace Diversity

Books Included in this Collection

Strategic Approaches for Human Capital Management and Development in a Turbulent Economy
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain), Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA). © 2014. 346 pages.
Companies and organizations are increasingly more aware of the importance of people and their knowledge for dealing with economic scenarios as well as their relationships developed both inside and outside of the company. Strategic Approaches for Human Capital Management and Development in a Turbulent...
Effective Human Resources Management in Small and Medium Enterprises: Global Perspectives
Carolina Machado (University of Minho, Portugal), Pedro Melo (University of Minho, Portugal). © 2014. 526 pages.
Effective Human Resource Management (HRM) methods are essential in tackling today’s employment challenges and changes. As Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) continue to flourish, identifying HRM strategies and practices are necessary for these organizations to obtain a competitive management model....
Learning Models for Innovation in Organizations: Examining Roles of Knowledge Transfer and Human Resources Management
Fawzy Soliman (The University of Technology, Australia). © 2014. 359 pages.
In order to strive for a competitive advantage in their industry, organizations have begun achieving innovation through knowledge-driven learning models to ensure that organizational activities are efficient and effective. Learning Models for Innovation in Organizations: Examining Roles of Knowledge...
Remote Workforce Training: Effective Technologies and Strategies
Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University, USA). © 2014. 450 pages.
Lifelong learning can occur both in and out of the classroom, but the most valuable instruction takes place on the job. Remote Workforce Training: Effective Technologies and Strategies investigates methods, techniques, and systems used in employee training programs. The tools and technologies surveyed...
Information Systems and Technology for Organizational Agility, Intelligence, and Resilience
Hakikur Rahman (Institute of Computer Management and Science, Bangladesh), Rui Dinis de Sousa (University of Minho, Portugal). © 2014. 355 pages.
Knowledge of scientific and technological developments, and the flexible communication and decision making, knowledge sharing, and collaboration that stem from them, can enable organizations and individuals to be successful and viable competitors in today’s global economy. Information Systems and...
Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation
Nancy D. Erbe (California State University, USA). © 2014. 387 pages.
Many contemporary skills and approaches have emerged as the result of researching and working with diverse global partnerships, teams, networks, companies, and projects. Due to the increasingly innovative global community, it is necessary adapt to these developments and aspire to those most important...
Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers
Julie Prescott (University of Bolton, UK), Jan Bogg (The University of Liverpool, UK). © 2013. 315 pages.
Gender segregation is an issue that still exists in today’s society. With the dominance of men in the science, engineering, and technology sectors, there is still a question of the underrepresentation of women. It is even apparent that in the positions that are predominately female, such as nursing...
Technology as a Tool for Diversity Leadership: Implementation and Future Implications
Joél Lewis (University of South Alabama, USA), André M. Green (University of South Alabama, USA), Daniel W. Surry (University of South Alabama, USA). © 2013. 330 pages.
Although diversity and leadership are not new concepts, the changing of populations, advances in technology, and development of theoretical perspectives have led to the emergence of diversity leadership as an important field of study. As technology continues to bring people together, it aids in the...
Business-Oriented Enterprise Integration for Organizational Agility
Robin G. Qiu (Pennsylvania State University, USA). © 2013. 289 pages.
Over the past few years, advancement in distributed computing and interconnected networks has enhanced the role of information technology and improved business performance around the world. As a result, enterprise integration has become a norm in competitive organizations by effectively integrating...
Information Systems and Technology for Organizations in a Networked Society
Tomayess Issa (Curtin University, Australia), Pedro Isaías (Universidade Aberta, Portugal), Piet Kommers (University of Twente, The Netherlands). © 2013. 432 pages.
Modern society is increasingly information-driven, relying heavily on Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT). Business enterprises are no exception, and managers and leaders must learn to make the most of the information resources at their disposal or risk falling behind the times....
Human Resource Management in the Digital Economy: Creating Synergy between Competency Models and Information
Susana de Juana-Espinosa (Universidad de Alicante, Spain), Jose Antonio Fernandez-Sanchez (Universidad de Alicante, Spain), Encarnacion Manresa-Marhuenda (Universidad de Alicante, Spain), Jorge Valdes-Conca (Universidad de Alicante, Spain). © 2012. 445 pages.
Businesses worldwide are faced with major challenges related to the progressive (and many times unavoidable) incorporation of information technologies into their processes. Often, organizations don’t suitably react to the new requirements of these technologies, resulting in outdated policies...
Measuring Organizational Information Systems Success: New Technologies and Practices
Zakariya Belkhamza (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia), Syed Azizi Wafa (University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia). © 2012. 506 pages.
Many studies suggest that high information systems effectiveness is associated with high organizational performance. While research measuring the success of information systems has proliferated, models, measurements, definitions, and perspectives it employs vary greatly, leading to little consensus on...
Valuing People and Technology in the Workplace: A Competitive Advantage Framework
Claretha Hughes (RHRC/COEHP, USA). © 2012. 421 pages.
Valuing People and Technology in the Workplace: A Competitive Advantage Framework introduces a more proactive, strategic approach to bring employees into, and develop them within, an organization. Interpreting and accepting this concept requires managers to think of employees as they would think of...
Managing IT Human Resources: Considerations for Organizations and Personnel
Jerry Luftman (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA). © 2011. 424 pages.
Today, new skills are required to compete in a global economy where organizations have new alternatives to choose from. In the next ten years as baby boomers retire, even more opportunities will become available. Finding IT professionals with specific skills is no easy feat. Today’s job skills require...
Handbook of Research on E-Transformation and Human Resources Management Technologies: Organizational Outcomes and Challenges
Tanya Bondarouk (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Huub Ruel (University of Twente, The Netherlands, and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Karine Guiderdoni-Jourdain (Universite de la Mediterranee, France), Ewan Oiry (Universite de la Mediterranee, France). © 2009. 520 pages.
Digital advancements and discoveries are now challenging traditional human resource management services within businesses. The Handbook of Research on E-Transformation and Human Resources Management Technologies: Organizational Outcomes and Challenges provides practical, situated, and unique knowledge...
Management Practices in High-Tech Environments
Dariusz Jemielniak (Kozminski Business School, Poland), Jerzy Kociatkiewicz (University of Essex, UK). © 2008. 428 pages.
The concept of innovation management and learning organizations concepts strongly emphasize the high role of human/intellectual capital in the company and the crucial function of knowledge in modern society. However, there is often a paradox between managerial language and actual practice in many...
e-Human Resources Management: Managing Knowledge People
Teresa Torres-Coronas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), Mario Arias-Oliva (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia, Spain). © 2005. 279 pages.
Interactive systems are growing in the last decade because of the amount of fields in which this kind of application can be used as a test bed to experiment in medicine, training, education, and so on. book highlights the knowledge of several researchers in the field of interactive systems to offer an...