Strategy and Human Resource Management

by Peter Boxall and John Purcell

About this book

How is HR strategy shaped within and across organisations, industries and societies, and how can it affect an organisation’s survival, financial success and reputation?

Strategy and Human Resource Management addresses these vital questions. It outlines the essential principles in strategic HRM and provides an understanding of how HR strategies vary across a variety of contexts. Refining the framework developed in the market-leading previous editions, this engaging resource has been thoroughly updated with cutting edge research, and continues to challenge students, academics and practitioners to approach HRM from a strategic perspective.

New to the fourth edition:
  • Fully revised chapters, with all theoretical and practical material rigorously reviewed and updated
  • An enhanced analysis of the general principles in strategic HRM
  • A more in-depth coverage of HR strategy in the ‘mega contexts’ of manufacturing, services, multidivisional firms, and multinationals
This book is an essential core text for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduate students of HRM, and MBA students, as well as practitioners interested in the role of HRM in successful businesses.