Multiple WOW members contribute to Human Resource Management (HRM) case study compilation – a first of its kind

Professor Tony Dundon (University of Limerick) and Professor Adrian Wilkinson (Director, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University) recently published Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management.  They say ‘the purpose of this book is to provide a bank of evidence-based case studies that offer critically informed applications for students and educators’.

The book came about from conversations on the difficulties of integrating critical analysis and engagement for students because of the way university learning has been developing, particularly in business schools.

This comprehensive book offers a fascinating set of over 40 evidence-based case studies derived from international research on work, employment and HRM. Written in an accessible style, this book comprises contributions from leading experts in the field, covering contemporary applications of complex issues related to the future of work, employment regulations, leadership cultures and human resource strategy.

Key features include:

  • Research-based case studies for HRM
  • Employment relations and leadership teaching purposes
  • An online companion for tutors featuring points for discussion and guided assessments for students
  • Critical questions to stimulate classroom conversation.

This book has been critically acclaimed by HRM specialists nationally and abroad:

 This superb collection of research-based cases illuminates cutting-edge and contemporary themes in work, employment and organisational studies within and beyond the bounds of organisations. In a context of unprecedented challenge and change to traditional employment relationships the cases provide an invaluable multi-perspective resource for educators and learners seeking to come to terms with emergent and established employment issues. – Aoife McDermott, University of Cardiff, UK

This book, by two of the world’s leading HR professors, is a must-read by HR professionals, students and academics because these case studies show the impact of HR in the world of work and employment. The individual chapters are written by distinguished senior HR academics to highlight the role that HR plays in the modern workplace. – Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, University of Manchester, UK

This is a timely collection of critically-oriented and research-based cases, written by an impressive array of scholars from across the globe. Covering a plethora of themes and issues, locations, industry sectors and occupations, it provides an invaluable set of resources for teaching in human resources and employment relations subjects. – Bill Harley, University of Melbourne, Australia

Several WOW academics, higher degree researchers and adjuncts authored chapters of this book, making it a teaching and learning experience to all contributors:

  • Chapter 1) Work, employment and human resource management: Case study applications – Professor Tony Dundon and Professor Adrian Wilkinson
  • Chapter 6) Determinants of human resource management strategy in franchise – Dr Ashlea Kellner (adjunct)
  • Chapter 9) Performance management: Rewarding for performance at Sprooker Inc. – Ryan Gould and Dr Wayne O’ Donohue
  • Chapter 26) Worker wellbeing at Jacaranda House – Dr Susan Ressia, Professor Adrian Wilkinson and Dr Paula Mowbray
  • Chapter 32) Leadership and change at Ford Motor Company – Dan Langerud and Professor Peter Jordan
  • Chapter 37) Strategy and people management in China – Haier as an example – Professor Fang Lee Cooke (adjunct)
  • Chapter 39) Survival and outsourcing in the South African clothing and textiles industry: The changing fortunes of Cloth Tran – Christine Bischoff and Geoffrey Wood (adjunct)

Providing important insights into real-world scenarios, this book is a useful supplement to any business and management class focusing on HRM, employment relations and leadership.