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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
Strategic and International Perspectives

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Human Resource Management

April 2014 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This new text treats international, strategic and contemporary issues as central to the study and practice of Human Resource Management. Covering the core curriculum, this book provides all the knowledge and tools you need to get the best possible grades and achieve career success after university.

Key Features:

  • Skills and employability focus will help you to develop the key transferable skills valued by graduate employers
  • Debating HRM boxes encourage critical analysis and debate
  • International and cross-cultural cases and discussion will prepare you for the global workplace
  • Contemporary and strategic issues are introduced early on, underpinning the HRM functions
  • Chapters on SMEs and the not-for-profit and voluntary sectors will ensure that your knowledge and skills can be applied in a range of organisational settings
  • Mapped to the CIPD’s learning outcomes but equally suitable for non-specialist students
  • Journal articles, a glossary, podcasts and other resources are available on the book's website at
Jonathan Crawshaw and Alistair Hatch
Chapter 1: Introduction: Context and Challenges for HRM
Anastasia Katou and Pawan Budhwar
Chapter 2: HRM and Firm Performance
Katty Marmenout and Achim Schmitt
Chapter 3: Organisational Change and HRM
Carole Parkes, Helen Borland, Thierry Nadisic and Jonathan Crawshaw
Chapter 4: HRM and the Ethical Organisation
Charmi Patel and Pawan Budhwar
Chapter 5: Globalism, Multinational Enterprises and HRM
Judy Scully. Paul Turner and Michael Gregson
Chapter 6: Workforce Intelligence Planning
Stephen Woods, Lara Zibarras and Daniel Hinton
Chapter 7: Recruitment and Selection
Lilian Otaye-Ebede, Vincenza Priola and Elaine Yerby
Chapter 8: Diversity in Organisations: HRM and International Practices
Margarita Nyfoudi and Helen Shipton
Chapter 9: Learning and Development
Ann Davis
Chapter 10: Reward Strategies and Systems
Arup Varma and Pawan Budhwar
Chapter 11: Performance Management and Motivation
Kathy Daniels
Chapter 12: Workplace Relations and Regulations
Nicholas Theodorakopoulos
Chapter 13: HRM in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Jennifer Surtees, Karin Sanders, Helen Shipton and Louise Knight
Chapter 14: HRM in the Not-for-Profit Sectors


Crawshaw Companion Website

For Lecturers:

  • Instructors manual with notes and answers to chapter questions and exercises to support teaching  
  • PowerPoint Slides featuring key concepts from the chapters

For Students:

  • Interactive Multiple Choice Questions which allow you to test your knowledge of each chapter
  • Free selected SAGE Journal Articles from each chapter to further develop your understanding
  • Web links and Video Links to highlight real world examples
  • Podcasts from the contributors of each chapter introduce key topics and provide useful tips and advice for revision

‘In a profession that is constantly evolving, this text makes an original contribution by examining the key components of HR in a clear and focussed manner. The authors achieve this by using a range of 'real' case studies and innovative 'conversations' with current HR practitioners. There are links to the CIPD and 'key skill' text boxes enabling the reader to locate their studies in a wider context. The chapter surrounding ethics in organisations is particularly relevant given the breakdown in trust in organisations. Overall the book is well written and easy to follow.  I would recommend it to any student keen to develop their knowledge and understanding of HR practices.’

Kevin Roe
Course Leader, PgDip HRM, Anglia Ruskin University

‘The authors have provided a fascinating examination and exploration of IHRM theories, practices and debates. Reflecting on the global landscape of HR, this book offers a wide range of current examples, tasks, questions and further reading, enabling readers to immerse themselves and get to grips with this often challenging and complex world. This is an invaluable resource for both students and lectures, as well as managers engaging with the international dimensions of HRM.’

Pia Glen
Module Co-ordinator and Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Robert Gordon University

‘This new book engages the reader to think beyond conventional human resources policies and consider employees more holistically. For example, in chapter 10 there is an interesting evaluation of research into the benefits of intrinsic motivations (non-pay rewards such as autonomy, trust, fun) in comparison to conventional extrinsic rewards, (salary and performance related incentives). The book is also student friendly, accessible and provides a contemporary and well written course text.’

Michael L Nieto
FCMI; Academic FCIPD. Principal Lecturer, Regent’s University London

'This textbook will make it easier for the growing number of HRM students to find their way through the maze of HRM theory and practice. A worthwhile book for those studying the management of people at work.'

Dr Yehuda Baruch
Professor of Management at the University of Southampton

'The authors bring an important mix of new topics to the field of HRM and capture key contemporary debates in a very accessible way.'

Paul Sparrow
Director, Centre for Performance-led HR, Professor of International HRM, Lancaster University Management School

'An excellent, comprehensive and thought provoking book which covers the theory of HRM and its application in practice'

Professor Adrian Wilkinson
Griffith Business School Griffith University

Very important for the international side of HR

Professor Leif Erik Wollenweber
Business, Fachhochschule für Oekonomie und Management
June 22, 2015

Looks good and works with our Resource module assignments.

Mr Mike Kershaw
Management , Knowsley Community College
April 29, 2015

Excellent book and well written.

Mr Eric Bates
Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology
March 30, 2015

This book is quite difficult for student's to access due to the nature of the subject. Nevertheless it is useful as a recommended read for more able students.

Mrs Claire Pescott
Dept of Care & Continuing Education, Ystrad Mynach College
March 26, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 2: HRM and Firm Performance

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Jonathan Crawshaw

Jonathan R. Crawshaw is Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour and member of the Aston Centre for Human Resource Management at Aston Business School, Aston University. Jonathan’s research and teaching interests include organizational justice, behavioural ethics and individual/organisational career management, and he has published in leading academic journals on these interests. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Management and has guest edited special issues for both Human Relations and the Thunderbird International Business Review. Jonathan is also a founding member of the Organizational... More About Author

Pawan Budhwar

Pawan Budhwar is Professor of International HRM and Joint Director of Aston India Foundation for Applied Research at Aston Business School, UK. He received his PhD from Manchester Business School. He is the co-founder and first President of the Indian Academy of Management, an affiliate of AOM. Pawan has published over 100 articles in leading journals on topics related to people management, with a specific focus on India. He has also written and/or co-edited 15 books on HRM-related topics for different national and regional contexts. He is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management and an Associate Editor of Human Resource... More About Author

Ann Davis

Ann Davis is Senior Lecturer in the Work and Organisational Psychology Group at Aston Business School and a member of the Aston Centre for Human Resources, both at Aston University.  Her background is in both Work Psychology and HRM, and she is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and of the British Psychological Society. She has taught introductory and advanced courses in the field of people and work for over 20 years.  She has published in a variety of peer reviewed journals in HRM and Psychology, her work focussing on the construction and enactment of the employment relationship, primarily... More About Author

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