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Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations [Hardcover]

Alina McCandless Baluch

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Nov. 28 2011 0415896177 978-0415896177

Human resource management (HRM) can aid nonprofit organizations (NPOs) in facing uncertain, changing environments of funding pressures, increasing competition and demand for services as well as internal challenges. As the distinguishing features of NPOs can render the professionalization of HRM different from the private and public sectors, this book fills a gap in the literature by offering an in-depth look at how this distinctive nature of NPOs shapes the development and implementation of their HR practices. Timely and topical, this book addresses the professionalization of HRM in the nonprofit sector using examples from an exploratory multiple case study of NPOs selected across different fields. Not only does it offer both students and practitioners in the field of HRM and nonprofit management a better understanding of the specific challenges for HRM that stem from the management of several, contradictory bottom lines in NPOs, but it also highlights the opportunities that distinguishing nonprofit features create for the development and implementation of HR practices. By illustrating how NPOs can invest in learning and adapting processes that aid them in the alteration of HRM, this book is an essential resource for those involved in designing, implementing and studying HRM in NPOs.


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"There are many strengths to this volume: the European context; the case study evidence drawn from a diverse range of nonprofit organizations; and the specific focus on HRM as a discipline rather than a passing reference to ‘people management’ made in many Strategic Management texts."Gillian Kellock, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

About the Author

Alina McCandless Baluch received her doctorate from the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Leibniz University of Hannover, where she is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on organizational learning, change and human resource management in nonprofit organizations. She has published in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and Research Methodology in Strategy and Management.


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