Human Resource Management and Technical Change
By: Jon Clark (editor)Paperback
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What role do human resource managers play in the processes of technical change in organizations? What opportunities or constraints are presented by different dimensions of technical change? How does technical change affect such issues as job design, supervision, total quality management, team-working, increased flexibility, skills training and employee involvement? In addressing these central themes and debates, this book provides a systematic analysis of the relations between technical change and human resource management (HRM). The contributors draw on research and case studies to clearly demonstrate that effective technical change in organizations is integrally related to effective HRM - as much by general and line managers as by specialist personnel managers.
Jon Clark is Professor of Industrial Relations in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Southampton.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO THE ISSUES Personnel Management, Human Resource Management and Technical Change - Jon Clark The Role of Personnel Specialists - Karen Legge Centrality or Marginalization? PART TWO: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL CHANGE IN PRACTICE Findings from the Workplace Industrial Relations Surveys - W W Daniel and Neil Millward Personnel Leadership in Technical and Human Resource Change - Chris Hendry Human Resource Specialists and Technical Change at Greenfield Sites - David Preece Full Flexibility and Self-Supervision in an Automated Factory - Jon Clark Human Resource Management in 'Surveillance' Companies - Graham Sewell and Barry Wilkinson Introducing On-Line Processing - David Collinson Conflicting Human Resource Policies in Insurance Technical Change and Human Resource Management in the Non-Union Firm - Ian McLoughlin Towards Factory 2000 - John Bessant Designing Organizations for Computer-Integrated Technologies PART THREE: CONCLUSION Managing People in a Time of Technical Change - Jon Clark Conclusions and Implications
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