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KEY TOPICS: Managing Employees for Competitive Advantage; Organizational Demands and Environmental Influences; Legal Compliance; Job Design; Workforce Planning; Recruitment; Selection; Training and Development; Performance Management; Compensation; Incentives and Rewards; Employee Benefits, Health, and Wellness; Labor Unions and Employee Management; Creating High Performance Organizations
For business professionals looking to understand the dynamic and exciting environment of human resources (HR) management and the complex decisions that all managers must make when managing employees. The focus is on focuses managing employees rather than managing the HR function.
About the Author
David Lepak is Professor of Human Resource Management and Chairperson of the Human Resource Management department in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. He received his PhD in management from the Pennsylvania State University. He teaches and conducts research on a variety of human resource topics with an emphasis on strategic human resource management and has presented his research to domestic and international audiences. He is associate editor of Academy of Management Review and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal , Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies.
Mary Gowan is Professor of Management and Dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University. She received her PhD in business administration from the University of Georgia. In addition to her administrative responsibilities as a dean, she teaches and conducts research in human resource management with a focus on career management and international human resources. She has published her research in academic and practitioner journals, is on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Management and Human Resource Management. She is also a member of the SHRM Foundation Board, the Alamance Country Chamber of Commerce, and the Piedmont Triad Leadership Initiative. Her consulting experience is with major corporations such as Lockheed-Martin and Harris Teeter Corporation as well as with government and nonprofit agencies.