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PHI Learning, Jan 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 504 pages
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This text, which has been well received by students of management and appreciated by academics for its contemporary approach to human resource management, continues to provide incisive insights and indepth analysis of HRM in its many splendoured aspects. This fully revised and thoroughly updated Third Edition takes into account the new developments and modern trends in HRM. Divided into seven parts, the book begins with an introduction to the subject, and then it goes on to give a detailed description of the key functions of HRM - acquisition, development, motivation, and maintenance of human resources.

Throughout, the book stresses that people are at the centre of an organization and managing people is a vital function of the organization, thus enabling HR to play a strategic role in attaining the business goals of the organization. The inclusion of important research findings on various global issues and Indian cases reflecting real-life scenarios make the book valuable for the reader.

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BISWAJEET PATTANAYAK (Ph.D., D.Litt., Fellow (AIMA)), Director, Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar, has distinguished himself in the many and varied positions he has held. He has been Pro-Vice Chancellor, KIIT (Deemed University), Director, IBAT School of Management, Bhubaneswar, and Director, Indian Institute of Bank Management (IIBM), Guwahati. He has also served with distinction as a former Professor and Chairperson of HRM at IIM Indore, and as Professor at IIM Lucknow and NITIE, Mumbai, besides serving in organizations like SAIL and the ESSAR Group.

Professor Pattanayak's presentation on Team Building and Leadership, based on the Oscar nominated Hindi movie Lagaan at the 62nd Annual Convention of International Council of Psychologists was highly appreciated.

Professor Pattanayak has more than 75 research publications to his credit in such prestigious journals as Organizational Development Journal (USA), HRD International (UK), International Journal of Psychology (UK), and International Journal of HRD & Management (UK). He is also the author of 17 books.

His broad areas of interest include business psychology, organizational psychology, organizational behaviour, turnaround strategy, strategic HRM and human resource management, and specifically, organizational citizenship behaviour, organizational effectiveness, corporate excellence, organizational restructuring and transformation, and creating performing organizations. 

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