Human Resource Management in Public Service Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems

ISBN-10: 1412991676
ISBN-13: 9781412991674
Edition: 4th 2013
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Book details

List price: $106.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/28/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems Fourth Edition offers provocative and thorough coverage of the complex issues of management in the public sector, from both employee and managerial viewpoints. It discusses the issues, explains how they arise, and suggests what can be done about them. It continues to offer paradoxical perspectives about the inherent challenges as well as the unique political and legal context of the public sector management within which they take place. The book covers all of the stages of the employment process, including recruitment, selection, training, legal rights and responsibilities, compensation, and appraisal. Grounded in real public service experiences, the book emphasizes hands-on skill building and problem solving.

Evan M. Berman is Distinguished University Professor at National Chengchi University in Taipei (Taiwan). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of ASPA Book Series in Public Administration & Public Policy (Taylor & Francis), Senior Editor of Public Performance & Management Review and a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar. His areas of expertise are human resource management, public performance, and local government, and international interests have now taken him to Asia. He has over 100 publications and 10 books, including Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (CRC Press, 2010), People Skills At Work (CRC Press, 2011, with Dira Berman), Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Third Edition (Taylor & Francis, 2007), and Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts, Second Edition (CQ Press, 2006). He is past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration's Section of Personnel and Labor Relations, and also a former policy analyst with the National Science Foundation. He was previously the Huey McElveen Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University, and has assisted local jurisdictions on matters of team building, strategic planning, and citizen participation.

James S. Bowman is professor of public administration at Florida State University. His primary area is human resource management, complemented by work in ethics and quality management. He is author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters as well as editor of six anthologies. He is coauthor of The Professional Edge (M. E. Sharpe, 2009). He is Editor in Chief of Public Integrity , a journal of the American Society for Public Administration and serves on the editorial boards of three other professional journals. A Kellogg Foundation Fellow and a past Fellow of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, he has a background in business as well as experience in both the military and civil service.

Jonathan P. West is professor and chair of political science and director of the graduate public administration program at the University of Miami.nbsp; His research interests include ethics, public administration, and human resource management.nbsp; He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as nine books.nbsp; In addition to the two books mentioned above co-authored with Bowman and others, he has co-edited American Public Service: Radical Reform and the Merit System (Taylor & Francis, 2007), The Ethics Edge (ICMA, 2 nd ed., 2006) and co-authored American Politics and the Environment (Longma n, 2002).nbsp; For 15 years he has been managing editor of Public Integrity journal.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army as a management analyst in the Office of the Surgeon General.

Montgomery Van Wart is professor and Chair of the Public Administration Department at California State University San Bernardino. His publications include seven books and a substantial number of articles in the leading journal in his field. Dynamics of Leadership in Public Service: Theory and Practice (ME Sharpe, 2005) was designated the award �Outstanding Academic Title� by Choice. His research areas are administrative leadership, human resource management, training and development, administrative values and ethics, organization behavior, and general management. He also serves on numerous editorial boards and as the Associate Editor for Public Productivity & Management Review. As an instructor, he has spent as much time teaching and facilitating programs for executives and managers in public agencies as he has teaching graduate students. His training programs have been for individuals in all levels of government in the United States and executives and elected officials from foreign countries.

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