This volume engages with the essential themes and emergent ideas in strategic human resource management. There is increasing self–confidence about the potential benefit of intangible assets, notably human resources, contributing to the success of organizations. This revised text examines such claims in considerable depth and draws conclusions about the role of strategic HRM at the dawn of the new millennium.
A distinctive strength of this volume is that it is a Set Book for one of the largest MBA programmes in Europe. It is a benchmark text for all advanced undergraduate and postgraduate level students of HRM, personnel management and change management.
Human Resource Management: A Strategic Introduction covers the following areas:
SHRM: A New Way of Managing?
Managing Structures and Employment Relationships
List of Figures.
List of tables.
Part 1: SHRM: A New Way of Managing?.
1. The Nature, Origins and Implications of SHRM.
2. Linking Organizational and Human Resource Strategies.
3. SHRM in a Global Context..
Part 2: Managing Performance.
4. Performance Management Strategies.
5. Training and Development Strategies.
6. International Human resource Strategies..
Part 3: Managing Structures.
7. Organizational Structuring and Restructuring.
8. Beyond Organizational Structure: The End of Classical Forms?.
9. Employment Relations..
Part 4: Managing Learning.
10. Learning Organizations.
11. Promoting Learning in Organizations.
12. Managing the Process of Training and Development..
Part 5: Managing Change.
13. Change Management Strategies and Assumptions.
14. Change Management Choices and Outcomes.
15. The Role of Culture in Organizational Performance.
16. The Possibilities of Culture Change..
Part 6: Managing Meaning.
17. Some Key Difficulties.
18. SHRM – The Redefining of People and Organizations.
Graeme Salaman is Reader in Sociology in the Social Science faculty of the Open University. He has published extensively over many years in the sociology of work and organizations, and in human resource strategies.
John Storey is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Loughborough University Business School. He is the author of three previous books including the highly successful New Perspectives on Human Resource Management.