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An Introduction to Human Resource Management

An Introduction to Human Resource Management

First Edition
  • Nick Wilton - Oxford Brookes University, UK, University of the West of England, UK

Other Titles in:
Human Resource Management

November 2011 | 544 pages | SAGE South Asia
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This exciting new introductory text in human resource management moves beyond a prescriptive approach to provide a holistic overview of the role of HRM in its contemporary context. Acknowledging and reflecting upon key trends in HRM, the labour market and the broader economy, the author offers critical discussion of the theoretical and practical issues surrounding HRM.

Includes accessible learning features to help you best explore the material, including:

- `research`, `ethics` and `international` insight boxes; 
- chapter summaries and objectives;
- self-test questions; 
- recommended reading;
- end of chapter case studies.

An accompanying companion website ( provides you with full-text journal articles, extended case studies, weblinks and a glossary. The website also provides an instructor`s manual, PowerPoint slides and a multiple-choice testbank for lecturers. 

This book is essential reading for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students, as well as those studying for their CIPD qualifications. 

What is HRM?
HRM and the Individual
HRM, Strategy and Performance
The Labour Market Context of HRM
The National and International Context of HRM
People Resourcing
Managing Performance
Managing Reward
Human Resource Development
Employment Relations
HRM, Equality and Diversity
Careers and Career Management
The Management of Workplace Conflict
HRM, Work and Well-being
Current Trends and Future Challenges in HRM

'A first class text. It is scholarly and yet very accessible'
Louise Preget, Senior Lecturer
Bournemouth University Business School

'This is an excellent textbook that combines research and practice in a very readable and interesting way! It does a great job of covering all the major topics in HRM and each chapter is filled with outstanding learning features' -
Randall S. Schuler
Distinguished Professor, HRM, Rutgers University

'Well written and crafted in a format that meets the needs of International students for whom English is not a first language. Inclusion of end of chapter case studies and self test questions, can be utilized for group work and the overall layout is most helpful to busy Lecturers crafting their sessions. I will certainly be recommending this as a key resource for next academic year's students' -
Mrs Jillian Ashley-Jones
Fac of Business,Environment & Society, Coventry University


'This book is an excellent resource for students of human resource management. it provides a comprehensive and critical perspective on the theoretical and practical aspects of HRM' -
Professor Peter Wimmer
Business and Management, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg

'A very good source for basic concepts. Especially suitable for students who are just being introduced to HRM' -
Dr Alhajie Khan
Human Resource Management & Industrial R, Keele University

'With clear outlines and key learning goals this book provided a whole picture on what to expect after reading a book. Discussions at each chapter helped students to explore and analyze issues. National and International context as well as HRM in practice in other organizations really helped understanding of the subject in many contexts' -

Professor Hyun Jeong Kim
College of Business Administration, Inha University


'This comprehensive text covers a range of HRM topics in a clear and well-organized way. Contemporary and critical issues are considered and future/emerging ideas are also addressed. The text is highly interactive and encourages students to apply ideas and develop their understanding of concepts through a number of case studies and other activities. Each chapter is supplemented by a number of helpful additional readings and website materials and is suitable for students at senior undergraduate and postgraduate levels' -

Mr Martin Dowling
School of Management, St Andrews University

This is an excellent textbook that combines research and practice in a very readable and interesting way! It does a great job of covering all the major topics in HRM and each chapter is filled with outstanding 

Randall S Schuler
Distinguished Professor, HRM, Rutgers University

Nick Wilton

Dr Nick Wilton is currently Associate Dean for Professional Education and Accreditation at Oxford Brookes Business School. For more than 20 years, he has taught at undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines including Human Resource Management and Development, employment relations and cross-cultural and international management. He is the author of an Introduction to Human Resource Management (5th ed.). His research interests include employability, careers and career development, and labour market inequality. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of work and employment, an Mphil in the management of... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132108924