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Strategic Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management
An International Perspective

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Gary Rees - Head, Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth
  • Paul Smith - Head, HR Subject Group and Principal Lecturer in HRM, Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire
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Human Resource Development

September 2019 | 508 pages | SAGE Texts

Provides tools for building up the student’s confidence in various complex terminologies and models.

The value and use of human resources is paramount to the continuing success of any organization. This textbook aims at providing a cogent and coherent explanation of human resource management from a strategic perspective. 

The approach adopted by the book is one of building students’ confidence in various complex terminologies and models. It explores the current theoretical models, perspectives and researches, and their application through practical examples across three industrial sectors. It includes a series of reflective activities to help students deliberate on a range of relevant and topical HR issues.

Key Features:

• Numerous practical examples and case studies in each chapter to make the rigorous theoretical and academic underpinnings alive 

• Cases and examples from across the globe and chapters on culture and globalization to reflect the global nature of the contemporary workplace

• Content contributed by leading names in the field of HRM

• Excellent range of learning features including an end of book glossary to help quickly understand new and complex terminologies

Companion Website
Guided Tour
Gary Rees and Paul E. Smith
An Introduction to the Organization, its Environment and Human Resource Management
Paola Pisano, Alison Rieple and Marco Pironti
Strategy Approaches
Geoffrey Wood and Zsuzsanna Kispál-Vitai
Strategic Human Resource Management
Charles Leatherbarrow
HRM: The Added Value Debate
Stephen Taylor
Recruitment and Selection
Sue Hutchinson
Flexible Working
Geoff White
Reward Strategy and Managing Performance
Moira Calveley, David Allsop and Natalia Rocha Lawton
Managing the Employment Relationship
John Neugebauer
Equality and Diversity in the Workplace
Jim Stewart
Developing Employees and Managers
Crystal Zhang and Paul Iles
Organizational Culture
Paul Iles and Kate E. Rowlands
Managing in a Global Context
Linda Holbeche
The Future of HR
Names Index
Subject Index


Gary Rees

Gary Rees is Head of Organisational Studies and HRM at Portsmouth Business School. He has authored and edited a range of textbooks as well as producing research articles on employee engagement and burnout and presenting this research at a range of international conferences. Gary is an examiner for the CIPD Organizational Design and Development module and holds Chartered Fellowship of the CIPD and membership of the British Psychological Society, including the Occupational Psychology Division More About Author

Paul Smith

Paul Smith is Principal Lecturer in HRM and Programme Tutor for MSc Global Business at the University of Hertfordshire Business School. He teaches People Management and Strategic Human Resource Management, primarily on the MBA and MA HRM programmes. He is also a guest lecturer at universities in Germany and Russia. Paul has edited books and contributed chapters and case studies to a number of texts in the field of HR and Organizational Behaviour for Routledge, Butterworth-Heinemann and CIPD Publishers. He is a member of the Work and Employment Research Unit at Hertfordshire Business School and has contributed to a number of conferences,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353286231