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Human Resource Management in the Pornography Industry

Business Practices in a Stigmatized Trade

Authors: Kopp, David M.

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  • First book to analyze HRM processes in the pornography industry
  • Considers the axiology of HRM and whether “dirty work” equates to dirty HRM
  • Discusses aspects of the “gig” economy that is pornography work, as well as such workplace constructs as job engagement, FLOW, and performance evaluation
  • Posits that even "sin industries" deserve serious analysis of their HRM practices
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While pornography is stigmatized as “dirty work," it faces many of the same operational considerations as traditional industries.  From increasing competition, new technology that impacts services, to health and workplace safety issues, the pornography industry also utilizes and applies HRM strategies that include recruiting, selecting and retaining the best (sex) workers.  As a follow up to his last book on the social history of training and development (2018), Kopp writes this final installment of a system contained within an unconventional setting as he reflects and distills the facets of human resource management found in the pornography industry.

 

Specifically, this book explores traditional human resource management processes and practices, and examines how common HRM systems are contextualized in an “organization-as-pariah” venue.  Topics covered include recruiting, career development, performance management and workforce diversity, offering readers a value-neutral, analytical assessment of the HR practices in the unconventional industry and stigmatized trade that is pornography.

 


About the authors

David M. Kopp is Associate Vice Provost of Extended Learning and Professor of Human Resource Development at Barry University, USA. In addition to academia, he works with both profit and non-profit organizations focusing on leadership, strategic planning, organizational change and performance improvement. He is the author of Human Resource Development: Performance Through Learning and Famous (and Infamous) Workplace and Community Training.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Resource Management in the Pornography Industry
Book Subtitle
Business Practices in a Stigmatized Trade
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37659-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37659-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37658-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 89
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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