The Public Administration Workbook

Author: Dennis L. Dresang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134816156
Release Date: 2016-08-05
Genre: Political Science

Public administration is a craft that demands real-world application of concepts and theories often learned in a classroom. Yet many students find it difficult to make the leap from theory to practice completely unaided. The Public Administration Workbook, 8e is specifically designed with the theoretically-grounded, practice-minded student in mind. It reviews scholarship in political science, law, industrial psychology, and the sociology of organizations and then allows students to see how these intellectual fields inform the analytical and managerial tasks that comprise public administration. Where standard public administration textbooks examine the nature of public agencies and explain how bureaucracies relate to other institutions, this workbook promotes a more effective way of learning—by doing—and more directly prepares those who will pursue careers in public agencies. Each chapter begins with a discussion of relevant concepts and scholarship before moving into a hands-on exercise analyzing core analytical and management challenges. This edition includes an all-new exercise on contract negotiation, many international examples interwoven throughout the book, and a fully updated HRM section to reflect alternative ranking and compensation systems. Each chapter is further supported by a detailed Instructor’s Manual written by the author to guide instructors on solutions, explanations, and ideas for using or modifying the exercises to fit a variety of course needs, as well as downloadable datasets and exercises, providing students with a unique opportunity to apply and test classroom concepts outside of the job.

The Labor Relations Process

Author: William H. Holley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780538481984
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

As recognized arbitration experts around the world, the authors of THE LABOR RELATIONS PROCESS, 10th Edition bring nearly a century of combined experience with the labor movement, labor relations, and collective bargaining to this popular text. Packed with real-world examples and quotes from practitioners in the field, THE LABOR RELATIONS PROCESS, 10th Edition explores labor's history from inception to current and emerging trends, touching on government, white-collar, and international contexts for an unmatched perspective of the topics. Chapters include in-depth analyses of the relationship between management and labor, including key participants in the processes, and the rights and responsibilities of each. Labor agreements, collective bargaining, contract administration, arbitration, and other critical issues and processes highlight the complex, exciting nature of organized labor, and introduce students to the many professional opportunities available to them today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Employment Relations

Author: Amie Shaw
Publisher: Cengage AU
ISBN: 9780170376679
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Industrial relations

Overview This is the second edition of the well-regarded local text, Employment Relations. This new edition takes an even more practical approach to a complex area, considering both the industrial regulation and human resources dimensions of the employment relationship. As well as providing a comprehensive guide to employment relations in Australia, the text also offers a selective international comparative view on the management of the employment relationship. The text explains and emphasises the real-world connections between the important theories of industrial relations and human resources, which are key components of the employment relations discipline. The overarching aim is for students to gain a deeper understanding of the 'World of Work', through the discipline of Employment Relations.

Labor Relations for the Fire Service

Author: Paul J. Antonellis
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593702847
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

In his highly regarded new book, Paul Antonellis -— fire service veteran, training/education consultant, instructor, author -— explores the aspects of labour relations that are intertwined with human resource management in today’s fire service organisations.

Intended as a text for college-level fire service programs, Labor Relations for the Fire Service meets USFA’s FESHE requirement for the Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services course.

The Successful Academic Librarian

Author: Gwen Meyer Gregory
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
ISBN: 1573872326
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

The role of academic librarian is far from cut-and-dried. For starters, there are the numerous job classifications: staff or professional employment, full faculty status, various forms of tenure, continuing contract, and/or promotion through academic ranks. While every academic librarian works to meet the research needs of an institution's faculty and students, many are expected to assume other obligations as part of a faculty or tenure system -- including publication, research, service, and professional activities. If this were not enough to test a librarian's mettle, the widely varying academic focuses and cultures of college and university libraries almost certainly will. The Successful Academic Librarian, expertly edited by academic librarian, writer, and speaker Gwen Meyer Gregory, is an antidote to the stress and burnout that almost every academic librarian experiences at one time or another. In this helpful book, Gregory and nearly 20 of her peers and mentors take a practical approach to a full range of critical topics facing the profession. Their advice, war stories, tips, techniques, and inspiration will help you thrive in your academic library career.

Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations

Author: E. Edward Herman
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: IND:30000053109199
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Political Science

This book develops a deep understanding of the theory and practice of collective bargaining and labor relations, providing students with the conceptual framework for grasping changes taking place in the field of labor relations and collective bargaining. The Fourth Edition has been significantly updated and revised—containing a number of totally new chapters and sections on the most relevant topics in the field today—yet it retains the rich institutional detail that puts current developments into perspective.

The Municipal Year Book 1996

Author: City Management Intl
Publisher: International City/County Management Association(ICMA)
ISBN: 0873269713
Release Date: 1996-03
Genre: Political Science