University of Malta

Managing people in Malta : case studies in local human resource management practice

 



'Managing people in Malta brings together a broad spectrum of practical knowledge, research and theory about human resource management and development in Malta. It carries a richness of insights, experiences and theoretical debate about developments in Malta that should prove to be an interesting learning tool as well as benchmark for many organisations...This publication is truly a valuable resource tool that fills a gap in tracing the development of Malta's economy and in the sharing of experiences and knowledge amongst human resources professionals.' Ms Helga Ellul, President, Foundation for Human Resources Development - Malta (FHRD)

Godfrey Baldacchino

Antoinette Caruana

Mario Grixti

With Foreword by Helga Ellul

Published by Agenda in collaboration with the Foundation for Human Resources Development

Produced by Perfecta Adverrising Limited

Printed at Interprint, Malta

First published in 2003

Copyright © Literary, Godfrey Baldacchino, Amoinette Caruana, Mario Grixti, 2003

Copyright © Editorial, Agenda, 2003

This book is being sold on condition that it cannot be resold. No change in its format and no part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, mechanical or electrical, including photocopy, recording or any information, storage, and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission, in writing from the editors or the publisher, except by a reviewer written for insertion in a magazine, newspaper or broadcast.

Disclaimer: The chapters in this book represent the personal views of respective authors. They are therefore not to be taken as official statements issued on behalf of any organisation.

ISBN 99932-622-5-0

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