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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
Strategic and International Perspectives

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Human Resource Management

© 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

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

Generally quite useful for both sections of our unit on strategic & comparative HRM, so will certainly add it to the reading list.

Dr Peter Scott
Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth University
March 17, 2015

A very clear and informative text. Good cases and real world examples. Just the right level for Business students.

Mr Hugh Clack
International Business and Culture, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
March 13, 2015

Thought provoking and a very holistic approach to the academic and professional HRM world. It has a wide range of examples and some meaningful questions. Excellent reading.

Mr Matt Kirby
Performance, University College Falmouth
March 12, 2015

provides a good overview of main HR topics considering global, cultural and strategic dimension

Mr Jens Hartmann
Communication, Marketing, HR, Media design hochschule
February 9, 2015

This is a nice overlook of the field. Most helpful

Mrs Mia Forss
Management , Arcada Polytechnic
January 15, 2015

The content of the book is suitable and well organized for HRM lecture.

Professor Yasemin Bal
İşletme Bölümü, Yildiz Technical University
December 2, 2014

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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