This handbook provides an international view of human resource management. It combines elements of industrial psychology, personnel management, training and industrial relations. New chapters cover the role of the EU in personnel management, cross-cultural issues and the Japanization of working practices including TQM, empowerment and corporate re-engineering.;The book outlines the latest developments in the field of employee relations, includes the latest UK legislation relevant to HRM, including the new Management of Health and Safety Regulations and looks at management and vocational systems in continental EU countries.;Each chapter ends with a progress text with questions cross-referred to numbered sections of the text. These tests help the reader to understand and remember the main points about each section quickly and thoroughly. A selection of examination questions are included. The book is suitable for students of business studies at pre-undergraduate- and undergraduate-level, and for practice managers.;An ELBS/LPBB edition is available.