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Written by a renowned author team, this book treats HR strategy as an essential element in business strategy, whilst integrating a vast range of relevant research and theory. Now in its fourth edition, it continues to challenge academics, students and practitioners to approach HRM from a strategic perspective.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 156 x 156 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Palgrave
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th ed. 2016
  • 368 p.
  • 1137407638
  • 9781137407634
  • 67,674

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"Strategy and HRM remains the go to book for students, HR practitioners and senior managers seeking to understand the contested nature and role of strategic HRM in various organizational contexts. The updates and revisions of chapters have enhanced the clarity of arguments and debates and are directly relatable to issues facing managers in organizations today." - Elaine Yerby, University of East London, UK "This is an extremely well written and focused text. It approaches HRM from an industrial/employment relations perspective, providing a depth of coverage that sets it apart from other HRD oriented texts. It is ideal for postgraduate students of HRM and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it." - Beverley McNally, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia "This book provides a sound and highly informative overview of the integrated fields of strategic management and HRM. The new edition goes much further than simply explaining the sub-functions of HR practice, by integrating them and incorporating contextual factors. Explicit and through attention is also given to the foundations of the field. Over the years my students have developed strong reflection skills mainly thanks to this textbook, and I can't recommend it highly enough." - Beatrice van der Heijden, Radboud University, Institute for Management Research, Nijmegen, the Netherlands "This book offers an innovative and balanced approach to strategic human resource management. It is an ideal text for students and practitioners who are interested in this significant field." - Greg Bamber, Monash University, Australia.show more

About John Purcell

Peter Boxall is Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Dean of Research at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand.John Purcell is Visiting Professor at the School of Management, Bath University, UK. Until 2015 he held the position of the Deputy Chairman of the UK's Central Arbitration Committee for 15 years.show more

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How does HRM affect an organisation's chances of survival, its degree of financial success and its reputation in wider society? How is HR strategy shaped within and across organisations, industries and societies, and how can managers improve it to strengthen their organisation's performance? Strategy and Human Resource Management addresses these vital questions. Written by a renowned author team, it treats HR strategy as an essential element in business strategy, whilst integrating a vast range of relevant research and theory. Now in its fourth edition, it continues to challenge academics, students and practitioners to approach HRM from a strategic perspective. New to this edition: - All chapters have been fully updated, the selection of key studies improved, and the links to major events brought up to date. - Includes a more thorough analysis of the general principles in strategic HRM. - It has been restructured to provide a deeper examination of HR strategy in the 'mega contexts' of manufacturing, services, multidivisional firms, and multinationals. This book is an essential companion for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduate students of HRM, and MBA students. Practitioners interested in the role of HRM in successful businesses will also find this a thoroughly engaging and invaluable resource.show more

Table of contents

1. The Goals of Human Resource Management.- PART I: CONNECTING STRATEGY AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.- 2. Strategy and the Process of Strategic Management.- 3. Strategic HRM: 'Best Fit' or 'Best Practice'?.- 4. Strategic HRM and Sustained Competitive Advantage.- PART II: MANAGING WORK AND PEOPLE: SEARCHING FOR GENERAL PRINCIPLES.- 5. Work Systems and the Changing Economics of Production.- 6. Managing Employee Voice.- 7. Managing Individual Employment Relationships.- 8. Linking HR Systems to Organisational Performance.- PART III: MANAGING PEOPLE IN DYNAMIC AND COMPLEX BUSINESS CONTEXTS.- 9. Human Resource Strategy and the Dynamics of Industry-based Competition.- 10. Human Resource Strategy in Multinational Firms.- Conclusions and Implications.show more

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