Malta University Press has just published Malta and its Human Resources: Management and Development Perspectives, a 550-page text that looks comprehensively and critically at the contemporary Maltese economy, with its migrant workforce, high female participation rates, and a record tempo of job mobility.
The book satisfies a long-felt need by offering this insightful window on the contemporary state of the Malta labour market. Its 28 authors, involving scholars and practitioners in their respective fields, have penned 21 chapters that take a serious look at the nature of HR and its role in the various sectors of the Maltese economy: from i-gaming to health, from tourism to construction, from manufacturing to finance. The text is edited by Godfrey Baldacchino, Vincent Cassar and Joseph G. Azzopardi, all UM academics.
A book launch was held at the University of Malta campus on 6 November 2019. Apart from the editors, the launch was addressed by Mr Matthew Naudi (President, Foundation for Human Resources Development); Dr Anna Borg (Director, Centre for Labour Studies, and a contributor to the book) and Prof. Frank Bezzina, (Dean, Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy, and also a chapter contributor). The event was chaired by Prof. Henry Frendo, Chairman of Malta University Press.