Despite over three decades of debate around the nature of human resource management (HRM), its intellectual boundaries and its application in practice, the field continues to be dogged by a number of theoretical and practical limitations.
Written by an international team of respected scholars, this updated textbook adopts a critical perspective to examine the core management function of HRM in all its complexity - including its darker sides.
Human Resource Management: A Critical Approach opens with a critique of the very concept of HRM, tracing its development over time, and then systematically analyses the context of HRM, practice of HRM and international perspectives on HRM. New chapters commissioned for this second edition look at HRM and the issues of diversity, migration, global supply chains and economic crisis.
This textbook is essential reading for advanced and inquisitive students of HRM, and for HRM professionals looking to deepen their understanding of the complexities of their field.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 826 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"This wide-ranging critical text places human resource management appropriately in its broader social scientific and historical contexts. It makes a distinctive and accessible contribution to the field and will appeal to many of those who seek a more reflective and critical approach to the subject."
Richard Croucher, Professor of Comparative Employment Relations, Middlesex University Business School, UK, and Adjunct Professor, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
"This book delivers detailed and engaging contributions by leading authors. An important point of distinction for the book is the emphasis on critical analysis of topics that matter in HRM. I recommend it for advanced students and managers interested in HRM."
Helen De Cieri, Professor of Management, Monash University, Australia
"This revised edition provides a much-needed critical reflection on HRM covering the field's most up-to-date challenges. Questioning both content and context, we are provided with a deeper understanding of HRM than hitherto available to both professionals and scholars."
Elaine Farndale, Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, USA, and Tilburg University, The Netherlands
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