Managing Human Resources in the Oil & Gas Industry

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An in-depth look at human resource management for all aspects of the oil and gas sector. The authors provide a full picture of human resource management and its role in staffing, training, performance management, compensation, and labor. Many factors set oil and gas apart from other industries and make unique demands on its human resource management, including its global nature, the importance of safety, the involvement of governments, proactive stakeholders, a multifaceted workforce, and project focus.

This book is relevant to all human resource management department employees and all managers in the oil and gas industry and is suitable for workshops, seminars, and courses in human resource management in the oil and gas industry.

This book will help

  • Show how the oil and gas industry differs substantially from other industries and discusses the implications of these differences for managing human resources
  • Guide managers in the oil and gas sector on how to better manage their employees
  • Describe numerous ways to foster a safety culture
  • Show how effective management of human resources can improve project success
  • Explain ways to deal effectively with the complexities of globalization
  • Provide a detailed analysis of addressing the concerns of various stakeholders through good management of human resources
  • Explain how human resources will recruit and train the next wave of industry workers and leaders during the “Great Crew Change”


  • Human resource management
  • Management
  • Students

About the Authors

Steve Werner is the Chair of the Management Department and Professor of Management at the C. T. Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston. Dr. Werner received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Florida. He has taught a variety of courses including Managing Human Resources in the Oil & Gas Industry, Human Resource Management, Compensation and Benefits, Current Issues in Human Resource Management, and Organizational Behavior. His students and clients have included executives and managers from ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, China National Petroleum Corporation, Sinopec, and BGP among others. He has taught courses or workshops in Houston, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, China, and the UAE. Click here for more on Dr. Werner.

Andrew Inkpen is the J. Kenneth and Jeanette Seward Chair in Global Strategy at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Dr. Inkpen holds a B. Comm. degree from St. Mary’s University, an MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in Business Policy and International Business from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to entering academe, Dr. Inkpen worked in public accounting and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada. He is co-director of the Thunderbird Center for Global Energy Studies. Click here for more on Dr. Inkpen.

Michael H. Moffett is the Continental Grain Professor of Finance at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Formerly Associate Professor of Finance at Oregon State University, he has held teaching or research appointments at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Aarhus School of Business (Denmark), the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (Finland), the International Centre for Public Enterprises (Yugoslavia), and the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is co-director of the Thunderbird Center for Global Energy Studies. Click here for more on Professor Moffett.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 410
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781593703622

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Steve Werner | Andrew Inkpen | Michael H. Moffett
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