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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
Strategic and International Perspectives

Second Edition
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Human Resource Management

March 2017 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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A comprehensive introduction to HRM for students who are new to the field, but who will be seeking employment in a global market, working with diverse colleagues and across international borders.

Broken down into three parts covering Strategic Issues in HRM, HRM in Practice and HRM in Context, and weaving international and cross-cultural perspectives throughout, the text explores the ever-changing world of human resource management. The various theories, practices and debates that populate this field are examined, and the challenges and controversies that arise when theory meets practice are explored. The international dimension in all its aspects including cross-cultural working, diversity, equality and international business have been considered throughout. Practical learning features have been included to help students develop skills they can apply to their course and in graduate employment.

In the new edition, the authors have further explored the international context for HRM, not just for multinational corporations but also for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations, with added analysis on the importance of recognizing that effective functioning of organizations is not simply measured by financial performance, but also by taking into account the broader social, economic and political contexts.

International case studies covering emerging economies and specific ethical issues are included with each chapter containing two case studies - one short case mid-chapter and a longer end-of-chapter case, each of which has a set of accompanying questions for students to explore individually or in groups to broaden their learning.

The book is supported by a SAGE Edge site, featuring a range of tools and resources for lecturers and students, including SAGE journal articles, PowerPoint slides, web and video links, interactive multiple choice questions, chapter specific podcasts and an instructor’s manual.

Suitable for undergraduates and post-graduate students looking for a strategic and international perspective of HRM.

Jonathan R. Crawshaw, Jude Preston and Alastair 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 R. Crawshaw
Chapter 4: HRM and the Ethical Organisation
Charmi Patel and Pawan Budhwar
Chapter 5: Globalism, Multinational Enterprises and HRM
Judy Scully, Paul Turner, Michael Gregson, Ben Clegg, Joanna Parker and Paul Hunt
Chapter 6: Workforce Intelligence Planning
Stephen A. Woods, Lara D. Zibarras and Daniel P. 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 and Vidu Badigannavar
Chapter 10: Reward Strategies and Systems
Arup Varma, Pawan Budhwar and Peter Norlander
Chapter 11: Performance Management and Motivation
Kathy Daniels
Chapter 12: Workplace Relations and Regulations
Nicholas Theodorakopoulos and Safa Arslan
Chapter 13: HRM in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Jennifer Surtees, Karin Sanders, Helen Shipton and Louise Knight
Chapter 14: HRM in the Not-for-Profit Sectors


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Lecturer Resources

  • Instructor’s Manual
  • PowerPoint Slides

Student Resources:

  • Interactive Multiple Choice Questions
  • SAGE Journal Articles
  • Web Links and Video Links
  • Action Plan

I found this book interesting and well set out with charts and case studies to assist an understanding for students.
The course students found the book a useful reference and so it will be included in the course list of reference books.

Mr Stuart Woodcock
Department of Law, Chester University
October 28, 2017

Well structured book, with easy to understand sections.

Good compliment of theory and practice.

Mr Stuart Priestley
Sport, Myerscough College
October 23, 2017


Adult education, London Guildhall College
May 8, 2017

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 5: Globalism, Multinational Enterprises and HRM

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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 the 50th Anniversary Professor of International HRM at Aston Business School, UK. He is an Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor International, Aston University and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of British Journal of Management. Pawan’s research interests are in the field of strategic HRM, International HRM and emerging markets with a specific focus on India.  More About Author

Ann Davis

Ann Davis is a Reader in the Work and Organisational Psychology Group at Aston Business School, UK. Her background is in both work psychology and HRM, and she is a chartered member of the CIPD and Associate Fellow 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 focusing on the construction and enactment of the employment relationship, primarily from the employee perspective. More About Author

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