Human Resource Management (HRM) is of central significance to every nation as they strive to govern well and deliver services effectively. The evolution of HRM in the public sector from personnel administration to more strategic management has transformed mechanistic views of the enterprise to ones that are more organic, interactive and collaborative.
This collection provides articles and chapters that address the evolution, current state and potential future of HRM, both in terms of traditional origins and development in public administration and the more contemporary metamorphosis in public management and public policy. The articles are broadly comparative in perspective and include consideration of increasing globalization and inter-dependency among nations and their policies.
VOLUME ONE PART ONE: LINKING PAST TO PRESENT: REFLECTING ORIGINS IN CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL TRENDS The Peculiar 'Stateless' Origins of American Public Administration and the Consequences for Government Today - Richard Stillman II The Evolution of Civil Service Systems - Jos Raadschelders and Mark Rutgers The Nature of Public Management Reform - Christopher Pollitt and Geert Bouckaert Asian Civil Service Systems in Comparative Perspective - John Burns and Bidhya Bowornwathana Administrative Traditions and the Anglo-American Democracies - B. Guy Peters Western Models and Administrative Reform in China - John Burns Pragmatism and the Search for Modernity PART TWO: ORIGINS AND EARLY MODELS OF PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Scientific Management - Frederick Taylor Bureaucracy - Max Weber The Giving of Orders - Mary Parker Follett Informal Organizations and Their Relation to Formal Organizations - Chester Barnard Public Administration - William Mosher The Profession of Public Service Professionalization of Personnel - Martha Derthick A Public Management for All Seasons? - Christopher Hood VOLUME TWO PART THREE: HR AND POLITICS Power and Administration - Norton Long Politics and Administration - Brian Chapman Emerging Conflicts in the Doctrines of Public Administration - Herbert Kaufman Political Foundations of the American Federal Service - Patricia Ingraham and David Rosenbloom Rebuilding a Crumbling Base From Civil Rights to Valuing Differences - Walter Broadnax Toward a New Public Administration - George Frederickson In Search of Middle Ground - Mary Guy Preachy, Screechy and Angry versus Soft, Sweet and Compliant PART FOUR: HR AS MANAGEMENT Notes on the Theory of Organization - Luther Gulick A Theory of Human Motivation - Abraham Maslow Measuring Public Service Motivation - James Perry An Assessment of Construct Reliablity and Validity Bureaucratic Constraints, Administrative Coping Strategies and the Potential for Reform - Carolyn Ban Managing Government, Governing Management - Henry Mintzberg Public Personnel Management - Carolyn Ban and Norma Riccucci Where Has It Been? Where Is It Going? The Political Context of Public Personnel Administration - Lana Stein Innovations and Global Trends in Human Resource Management Practices - Sally Coleman Selden The Reinvention of Public Personnel Administration - J. Edward Kellough and Sally Coleman Selden An Analysis of the Diffusion of Personnel Management Reforms in the States Working Together - Sonia Ospina and James F. O'Sullivan Meeting the Challenges of Workforce Diversity Human Resource Management as a Core Dimension of Public Administration - Patricia Ingraham and Nadia Rubaii-Barrett Labor Management and Partnership - James Thompson Were They Reinvented? From the New Public Management to the New Democratic Governance - Stephanie P. Terry and Larry Terry Leadership Opportunities and Challenges A Leadership Framework for Cross-Sector Collaboration - J. Bryson and B. Crosby VOLUME THREE PART FIVE: HR AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT/PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Of Pigs in Pokes and Policy Diffusion - Patricia Ingraham Another Look at Pay-for-Performance Preparing Supervisors for the Future Work Force - Willa Bruce and Christine Reed The Dual-Income Couple and the Work-Family Dichotomy Cosi Fan Tutte? Adoption and Rejection of Performance-Related Pay in Italian Municipalities: A Cross-Sector Test of Isomorphism - Nicola Belle Becoming a Results-Based Leader - Dave Ulrich, Jack Zenger and Norm Smallwood The Role of Public Employees in the Privatization Process - Wendell Lawther Personnel and Transition Issues Participative Management and Job Satisfaction - Soonhee Kim Lessons for Management Leadership Non-Standard Work Arrangements in the Public Sector - Sharon Mastracci and James Thompson Trends and Issues Capacity, Management and Performance - Yilin Hou, Donald Moynihan and Patricia Ingraham Exploring the Links Public Management Reform and Organizational Performance - Richard Walker and George Boyne An Empirical Assessment of the U.K. Labour Government's Public Service Improvement Strategy Simply the Best? The International Benchmarking of Reform and Good Governance - Christopher Pollitt The Politics Measurement Makes - Donald Moynihan Performance Management in the Obama Era PART SIX: HRM AND TECHNOLOGY Turbulence and Technology - Edward Friedland Public Administration and the Role of Information-Processing Technology Human-Resource Implications of Information Technology in State Government - Sharon Dawes Enacting Technology - Jane Fountain An Institutional Perspective Factors Affecting State Government Information Technology Employee Turnover Intentions - Soonhee Kim The Impact of Organizational Context and Information Technology on Employee Knowledge-Sharing Capabilities - Soonhee Kim and Hyangsoo Lee The Tools of Government in the Information Age - Christopher Hood Collaborative Governance and Cross-Boundary Information Sharing - Theresa Pardo, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia and Luis Luna-Reyes Envisioning a Networked and IT-Enabled Public Administration VOLUME FOUR PART SEVEN: REFORMING HRM Policy Parallels - Heather Getha Taylor Applying Lessons from Chief CSRA Architect, Alan K. Campbell to Contemporary Personnel Reform Efforts The Theoretical Underpinnings of Public Sector Restructuring in New Zealand - Jonathan Boston Facing Fundamental Challenges in Reforming Public Personnel Administration - Hal Rainey Galloping Elephants - Hal Rainey and Paula Steinbauer Developing Elements of a Theory of Effective Government Organizations Explaining Civil Service Reform in Asia - John Burns The Diffusion of Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 in OECD Countries - Lah Tae Joon and James Perry Bureaucrats, Politicians and the Transfer of Administrative Reform into Thailand - Bidhya Bowornwathana Implementing Developed Countries' Administrative Reforms in Developing Countries - Jose Luis Mendez The Case of Mexico Governance Reform - Merilee Grindle The New Analytics of Next Steps PART NINE: ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND CORRUPTION Administrative Ethics and the Rule of Law - Fritz Morstein Marx Government and Morality - Paul Appleby Managing Competing Claims - Debra Stewart An Ethical Framework for Human Resource Decision-Making Beyond Enforcement - Melanie Manion Anti-Corruption Reform as a Problem of Institutional Design Dealing with Administrative Corruption - Gerald Caiden The Emergence of Administrative Ethics as a Field of Study in the United States - Terry Cooper The World of a Reasonable Public Servant - Yong Lee and David Rosenbloom Guerrilla Employees - Rosemary O'Leary Should Managers Nurture, Tolerate or Terminate Them? PART NINE: LOOKING FOWARD Accountability in the Public Sector - Barbara Romzek and Melvin Dubnick Lessons from the Challenger Tragedy Public Management in Developing Countries - Willy McCourt From Downsizing to Governance The Good Governance Agenda - Matt Andrews Beyond Indicators without Theory Governance for the 21st Century - Donald Kettl New Public Leadership for Public Service Reform - Geert Bouckaert Public Managers in Collaboration - Rosemary O'Leary et al Performance, Reform and Governance - Donald Moynihan