My earlier books—
was for the Management and Engineering students
at the undergraduate level; and
Management Principles and Practices
was for the Master’s level.
The current book
Human Resource management: A Dynamic Approach
focuses on the Human
Resource aspect of management. This book is primarily for those who are preparing themselves
for an exciting, rewarding, and enriching career in Human Resource aspect of management.
In recent years, this field of specialization is getting popular and due to this popularity many
students prefer to specialize in Human Resource Management.
Although the principles of management and, particularly, the Human Resource Management
are brought out and discussed in the initial chapters of this book, the practices built on such
principles are discussed and illustrated from time to time. Those who read the book get an
idea as to how such principles form a solid foundation to the practices in the field of Human
Resource Management. Without such principles, the practices wither away because they do
not make sense or the students go away with vague understanding. Any practice which is
built on solid principles will be effective and efficient. While effectiveness is achieved through
attainment of targets, objectives, and goals, the efficiency is accomplished through combining
of various resources available to an organization, especially, the human resources. Harrington
Emerson’s proposed twelve principles of Efficiency that were according to him, intensely
practical, tested, and extremely successful. Without principles, practices are just hollow bricks
and without practices, the principles remain as principles. In this book, Human resource or
management principles, provide a strong basis for practices and this relationship is very essential
for understanding the Human resource management and its practices. Thus, dynamism is
brought into the understanding of Human Resource Management.