Predictions are that sustainability becomes the next big topic for Human Resource Management after internationalization and globalization. This book gives new answers to these questions: - How can HRM contribute to attracting, developing and retaining highly qualified human resources over time? - How can a paradox perspective contribute to understanding and coping with paradoxical tensions? - How can sustainability be used as a 'deliberate strategy' for HRM?
The conceptual part of the book looks at the notion of sustainability, opens it up for Strategic HRM and identifies blind spots in Strategic HRM theory. Paradox theory is introduced as an analytical framework for Sustainable HRM. Initial suggestions are made for sustainability strategies and for coping with paradoxes and tensions. The exploratory part examines how 50 European Multinationals communicate their understanding of sustainability and HRM and which HR issues and practices they are linking to the topic.
The amount of publicly and often freely available information is staggering. Yet, the intelligence community still continues to collect and use information in the same manner as during WWII, when the OSS set out to learn as much as possible about Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan by scrutinizing encyclopedias, guide books, and short-wave radio. Today, the supply of information is greater than any possible demand, and anyone can provide information. In effect, intelligence analysts are drowning in information.
The book explains how to navigate this rising flood and make best use of these new, rich sources of information. Written by a pioneer in the field, it explores the potential uses of digitized data and the impact of the new means of creating and transmitting data, recommending to the intelligence community new ways of collecting and processing information.
This comprehensive overview of the world of open source intelligence will appeal not only to practitioners and students of intelligence, but also to anyone interested in communication and the challenges posed by the information age.
Since the mid-1980s, most developing countries launched decentralization reforms. At least sixty claim to be devolving some natural resource management functions. These reforms are lauded for their potential to increase efficiency, equity, democracy and resource sustainability in the local arena. But what is taking place in the name of decentralization? Is the discourse on decentralization being codified in law? Are the laws being translated into practice? What are the effects of the reforms that are taking place? Natural resource decentralizations provide powerful insights into these questions-for natural resource decentralizations and for decentralizations writ large.
An Atheist till the age of 27, I came to know the Lord. Everyone can see the stores and restaurants are open 7 Days a week which prompted a study of what the Bible said about the Lord's Day. A preacher observed that the nations that kept the Lord's Day had freedom, and the nations that didn't lost their freedom, making it an important issue of our day. This important commandment is a sign and a measure of a nation's Godly or ungodly condition. Stores open seven days a week demonstrate an increasing selfishness and carelessness on the part of the church. What Pharaoh did with Israel long ago is becoming the rule for today. Money is becoming more important than God or man. In the Old Testament, we see God judging the heathen nations by the second table of the Law: Thou shalt not kill; Thou shalt not steal, etc. When it came to the children of Israel, the final straw stemmed from two basic reasons: idolatry and not keeping the Sabbath. At one point they were in bondage for seventy years so the land could get its Sabbaths.
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Pugnochiuso, Italy, June 22-July 3, 1986
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