Park University- Human Resource Management 4e

Managing Employees for Competitive Advantage

by Gowan, Lepak

ISBN: 978-1-948426-08-4 | Copyright 2020

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Preface (pg. i)
Chapter 1 Managing Employees for Competitive Advantage (pg. 1)
Chapter 2 Organizational Demands and Environmental Influences (pg. 31)
Chapter 3 Regulatory Issues (pg. 67)
Chapter 4 Job Design and Job Analysis (pg. 109)
Chapter 5 Workforce Planning (pg. 157)
Chapter 6 Recruitment (pg. 195)
Chapter 7 Selection (pg. 241)
Chapter 8 Learning and Development (pg. 289)
Chapter 9 Performance Management (pg. 335)
Chapter 10 Compensating Employees (pg. 381)
Chapter 11 Incentives and Rewards (pg. 421)
Chapter 12 Employee Benefits and Safety Programs (pg. 457)
Chapter 13 Labor Unions and Employee Management (pg. 505)
Chapter 14 Creating High-Performing HR Systems (pg. 537)
Author Index (pg. 565)
Company Index (pg. 573)
Subject Index (pg. 576)

Mary Gowan

MARY GOWAN is dean of the Mike Cottrell College of Business and professor of management at the University of North Georgia.  She previously served as business dean at James Madison University and at Elon University, and Associate Dean at George Washington University. Her Ph.D. is in business administration from the University of Georgia. Her extensive teaching, research, and consulting experience focuses on human resource management and organizational behavior, and includes international teaching and research. She is currently on the boards of the Southern Business Association of Administrators, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the North Georgia Community Foundation.  Previously, she served as a board member of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation, the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management, and the Southern Management Association, along with a number of other nonprofit organizations. She has served on a number of journal editorial boards and published research focused on career transitions and related HR topics, and has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and numerous other HR related journals.

David Lepak

DAVID LEPAK was the Berthiaume Endowed Chair of Business Leadership in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his Ph.D. in business from the Pennsylvania State University. His research, teaching, and executive education outreach focused on strategic HRM with interests in mediators of the HR-performance relationship, international HRM, and managing contingent labor for competitive advantage. His research has appeared in outlets such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, and Human Resource Management. He was editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Human Resource Management and was a former associate editor of Academy of Management Review and British Journal of Management. David also served as chair of the HR division of the Academy of Management. Sadly, Dave passed away in December 2017.

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