Critical Issues in Human Resource Management

Contemporary Perspectives

by Ian Roper, Rea Prouska and Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya


By problematising core HR topics and presenting significant new developments in the field, this engaging textbook will enable students to develop a nuanced and critical approach to HRM. It integrates students' understanding of the key operational aspects of HRM with the wider institutional, social, political and economic contexts in which they occur, covering important and emerging topics such as intersectionality, wellbeing, international migration, globalisation and corporte governance.

Theoretically-rigorous and rich in pedagogy, this textbook will hone students' critical thinking skills, allowing them to confront higher level problems faced in HR and deal with complex real-world HR situations. A range of topical international case studies – ranging from iPhone factories in China to contemporary US politics – places HR issues in a comparative, global context.