An Innovative New Textbook on Human Resource Management by Snr. Prof. H.H.D.N.P. Opatha

Senior Professor HHDNP Opatha attached to the Department of Human Resource ManagementFaculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura launched his new book titled Sustainable Human Resource Management by holding a simple formal ceremony on 07th January 2019 at the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of USJ. He presented the book to Prof. Rev. Vijitha Damma Thero who is the current Head of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Dr. Rev. Yasassi Thero, Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Dr. Aruna Kumara, Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Lalith Wijethunga, President-Elect of Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka, Prof. Ajantha Darmasiri, Director of Postgraduate Institute of Management, and Mr. Dammika Fernandu, President of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management. Relevant academics from the University of Peradeniya, University of Colombo, University of Kelaniya, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Open University of Sri Lanka, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, University of Ruhuna, and the University of Jaffna participated in the ceremony in addition to relevant industry professionals.

 About the Book

This book is on Sustainable Human Resource Management, which will be one of the most important subjects in the education of Management of Organizations in the future and goals of the organization will have to be expanded to address current challenges which are being faced by HR Managers and other managers in contemporary organizations which are increasingly expected to serve not only owners and other direct stakeholders (customers, employees, and suppliers) but also society and environment. In the modern world, every organization and every manager must be concerned with making significant and positive contributions to the environmental, social, and economic performance of the organization. Sustainability is the most important issue that you and I have to deal with now and will have to deal with in the future too from the point of Management. The objective of this book is to provide a systematic and rational understanding of Sustainable HRM based on a model developed by the author, both conceptual understanding and application-oriented understanding to the reader. It delivers a systematic approach to the analysis and handling of major issues in Sustainable HRM. Key features of the book include:

  1. Chapter objectives and summary
  2. Useful frameworks
  3. Instruments developed by the author to measure various Sustainable HRM constructs
  4. Real-life and interesting examples
  5. Review questions
  6. Activities (Cases, Critical incidents, and Skill builders) and
  7. Glossary

The book is the first textbook of its kind expanding horizons of HRM. The book is an essential reference to everyone who wishes to become an appropriate HRM specialist or scholar. Some Chapters of the book will be useful for any professional in any field.