Salaman, J.G., Storey, J. and Billsberry, J. (2005; Eds.) Strategic Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice. London: Sage. ISBN 1-4129-1900-2 (hbk) 1-4129-1901-0 (pbk)


From the Dust Cover

Strategic HRMThis book is an excellent resource for students of human resource management. It draws on the seminal works of some of the most insightful pioneers on the subject of strategic HRM. The text is organised into four parts, each with an introduction to guide readers through the chapters and enhance their understanding of the key elements of strategic HRM.

Students will be encouraged to consider core issues and difficult questions, such as:

  • How should employees respond to the missionary zeal of their employers?
  • How can we explain the increasing influence of gangmasters?
  • What are the effects of management training on the identities of managers?
  • To what extent has our model of strategic HRM been transformed from an idealistic model of commitment to an exploitative one?

While recognising the legitimacy and importance of management perspectives, this book moves beyond the perspective of the policy-setter to capture the experience of workers on the receiving end of strategic initiatives.

Strategic Human Resource Management has been designed to meet the needs of course teaching at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is an invaluable text that will help define the complex agenda of human resource management, strategy and organisations for students, It is the prescribed MBA Course Reader for the Managing Human Resources Module at The Open University.