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Macmillan Higher Education

Human Resource Management, 6th edition (6th Edition)

Theory and Practice

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Palgrave

Pages: 688
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Paperback - 9781137572592

01 March 2017

$79.99

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Ebook - 9781137586681

16 September 2017

$59.99

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The latest offering of the popular textbook from respected author team of John Bratton and Jeff Gold. Authoritatively and expertly written, the sixth edition builds on the enduring strengths of this well-established book,...

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The latest offering of the popular textbook from respected author team of John Bratton and Jeff Gold. Authoritatively and expertly written, the sixth edition builds on the enduring strengths of this well-established book, with important updates and revisions to bring it in line with the ever-changing business world. 

While exploring the practical implementation of human resource management, the book also exposes and confronts the debates and tensions inherent in the employment relationship, encouraging the reader to reflect critically on the realities of contemporary HRM. The myriad of different theories underpinning human resource management are discussed as well as their impact on organizations, managers and workers.

The new edition will continue to be a core textbook for HRM modules on undergraduate business and management degree courses, and may also be used on some postgraduate and MBA courses.

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  • Critical commentary balanced with clear and accessible writing style
  • Consideration of different national and international contexts and the influence of cultural and societal perspectives in HRM
  • An extensive online resource centre with further teaching and learning materials


  • Two new chapters on important key issues of Ethics in HRM and Green HRM
  • Brand new chapter opening vignettes setting the scene with real-world industry examples and new and updated examples for the popular 'HRM and Globalization' and 'HRM in Practice' features
  • Expanded suite of 'HRM as I see it' video interviews with real life HR managers from organizations such as Unilever, Springer Nature and insights from the Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Coverage of contemporary themes such as line managers' roles in HRM, bullying, diversity and inequality
  • Over 100 new references, bringing the discussion right up to date

PART ONE: THE CONTEMPORARY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ARENA.- 1. The nature of contemporary HRM
2. Corporate strategy and strategic HRM
3. HRM outcomes and line management
PART TWO: EMPLOYEE RESOURCING.- 4. Workforce planning and diversity
5. Recruitment and selection
PART THREE: EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT.- 6. Performance management and appraisal
7. Learning and human resource development
PART FOUR: THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP.- 8. Rewards and inequality
9. Labour relations and collective bargaining
10. Employee relations and voice
PART FIVE: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES: HRM IN A GLOBAL WORLD.- 11. HRM and ethics
12. Employee health, safety and wellness
13. HRM and high performance workplaces
14. Leadership and management development
15. HRM and organizational culture
16. Green HRM and environmental sustainability
17. International HRM and global capitalism.

The Companion Website features an array of extra resources to support student learning:

  • Bonus 'HRM in Practice' and 'HRM and Globalization' features
  • Extra case studies
  • Learning tips for ESL students
  • Skills development exercises and study tips
  • Summary notes for each chapter which consolidate key points
  • Weblinks to further resources around the world

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John Bratton is Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
Jeff Gold is Professor of Organization Learning at Leeds Beckett University, UK

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John Bratton is Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
Jeff Gold is Professor of Organization Learning at Leeds Beckett University, UK

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