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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management [Paperback]

David A. DeCenzo , Stephen P. Robbins
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Aug. 14 2006 047000794X 978-0470007945 9
Written in a clear, lively, concise, and conversational style, this book addresses the most critical issues in human resource management (HRM). The authors achieves a delicate balance between basic HRM functions and the new world of HRM. Their new ninth edition focuses on a broad-based market, helping you build a strong foundation in the essential elements of HRM. Relevant HR topics that are making news today are also covered, such as work benefits, drug testing, minimum wages, stock options and more.

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About the Author

David A. Decenzo received his Ph.D. from West Virginia University. He is the provost and senior vice president of academic administration at Coastal Carolina University. his major teaching and research interests focus on the general areas of human resource management, management, and organizational behavior. He has published articles in such journals as Harvard Business review, Business Horizons, risk Management, Hospital Topics, and Performance and Instruction.

Dr. DeCenzo has spent the past two-plus decades writing textbooks, His books include Supervision Today, Fifth Edition (2007); Fundamentals of Management, Fifth Edition (2006) with Stephen Robbins; Human Relations, Second Edition (2002) with Beth Silhanek; Essentials of Labor relations (1992) with Molly Bowers; and Employee Benefits (1990) with Stephen Holoviak. These books are used widely at colleges and universities in the United states, as well as schools throughout the world.

Dr. DeCenzo also has industry experience as a corporate trainer, and has served s a consultant to a number of companies, including Burroughs & Chapin, Inc., G&K Services, Inc., Fairpoint Communications, Moen, Inc., Healthcare Strategies, Inc., AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation, Citicorp, teledyne/Landis Machine Company, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Maryland, the Tnemec Company, the James River Corporation, Packaging Division, and the Managerial and Professional Society of Baltimore.

Dr. DeCenzo lives in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, with his wife and their four children.

Stephen P. Robbins received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He previously worked for the shell Oil Company and Reynolds Metals Company and has taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Concordia University in Montreal, the University of Baltimore, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and San Diego State University. Dr. Robbins; research interests have focused on conflict, power and politics in organizations, behavioral decision making, and the development of effective interpersonal skills. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as Business Horizons, California Management Review, Business and Economic Perspectives, International Management, Management Review, Canadian Personnel and Industrial relations, and Journal of Management Education.

Dr. Robbins is a best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organizational behavior. His books have sold in excess of three million copies and are currently used by students in more than a thousand U.S. colleges and universities, and have been translated into16 languages.

Dr. Robbins also actively participates in masters' track competition. Since turning 50 in 1993, he has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records. He has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records. He has won more than a dozen indoor and outdoor U.S. Championships at 60 m, 100 m, 200 m, and 400 m, and won seven gold medals at World Masters Championships. In 2005, he was induced into the Masters track & Field Hall of Fame.


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3.0 out of 5 stars A rush into print? Jan. 16 2000
By Anima3D
Format:Paperback
This book includes an excellent spectrum of HR material, covered with a reasonable degree of thoroughness, considering its ambitious scope. It's quite readable, as well, making it easy to digest and retain. In fact, it helped me pass the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exam from SHRM.
However, the book contains a number of typos, and while most of them aren't serious, it appears that the chapters were renumbered after the answers to the practice questions were already typeset -- making their answer key virtually useless and utterly unreliable. The answers to one chapter's questions are labelled as being for another chapter's ... a real mess.
I got the impression that this book was rushed into print in order to meet some deadline. While the textual content is very good, I caution the reader not to rely on the practice questions, not only because of the answer key problem, but because they are not particularly clear or well-written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it's one of the best books i have ever seen April 6 1999
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This book is the most popular one in pakistan , and most of business administration schools preffered this book as a text book
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3.0 out of 5 stars A rush into print? Jan. 16 2000
By Anima3D - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book includes an excellent spectrum of HR material, covered with a reasonable degree of thoroughness, considering its ambitious scope. It's quite readable, as well, making it easy to digest and retain. In fact, it helped me pass the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exam from SHRM.
However, the book contains a number of typos, and while most of them aren't serious, it appears that the chapters were renumbered after the answers to the practice questions were already typeset -- making their answer key virtually useless and utterly unreliable. The answers to one chapter's questions are labelled as being for another chapter's ... a real mess.
I got the impression that this book was rushed into print in order to meet some deadline. While the textual content is very good, I caution the reader not to rely on the practice questions, not only because of the answer key problem, but because they are not particularly clear or well-written.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars freethewater June 1 2009
By Jacqueline A. Baruch - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is very well written. It is easy to understand. I recommend highly for studying human resource management.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Management Dec 23 2009
By Gary J. Malyjurek - Published on Amazon.com
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Book provides a solid overview of the elements making up an HR function and the reasoning behind the elements. Good book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Textbook April 15 2014
By Deborah D. Melendez - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book. An easy to read textbook with short chapters. I would definitely recommend this book to family and friends.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad coursebook, could be a good overview for someone unfamiliar with HR management Dec 1 2013
By Justin Greene - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book for a class I took a few years ago when finishing my bachelors degree. This would be a good starting point for someone that has no knowledge of HR management and are looking to learn more.
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