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Strategy and Human Resource Management
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Introduction - Acknowledgements - The goals of human resource management - PART I: CONNECTING STRATEGY AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Strategy and the process of strategic management - Strategic HRM: 'best fit' or 'best practice'? - Strategic HRM and the resource-based view of the firm - PART II: MANAGING WORK AND PEOPLE: SEARCHING FOR GENERAL PRINCIPLES - Work systems and the changing economics of production - Managing employee voice - Managing individual performance and commitment - Linking HR systems to organisational performance - PART III: MANAGING PEOPLE IN DYNAMIC AND COMPLEX BUSINESS CONTEXTS - Human resource strategy and the dynamics of industry-based competition - Corporate human resource strategy in the global economy - Conclusions and implications - References - Author index - Subject index

About the Author

PETER BOXALL is Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of the Department of Management and Employment Relations at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. JOHN PURCELL is Strategic Academic Adviser, ACAS, and Research Professor at Warwick University, UK.

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6;This excellent book provides students and practitioners with an invaluable primer on what strategic human resource management is, why it's important, and what to look for when applying it. Perhaps most importantly, "Strategy and Human Resource Management" explains why managers need to formulate human resource management policies and practices within the framework of the firm's strategic plans.7;
- Dr Gary Dessler, Founding Professor, College of Business, Florida International University, UK 6;Peter Boxall and John Purcell have written a book that represents scholarship at its best. It does a masterful job of mapping the field of strategic HRM and explaining its role in organization success. Their book takes the research and practice literatures, integrates them, and crafts them into a work that is informative, engaging and relevant for anyone with an interest in strategic HRM.7;
- Professor Barry Gerhart, Director, Program in Strategic HRM, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
"Boxall and Purcell do an unparalleled job of integrating strategy and human resource management, and do so in a way that is grounded in the broad empirical literatures crossing these two fields. They present and synthesize vast amounts of research to present a cogent and up to date analysis of the field of strategic HRM."
- Patrick Wright, Professor and Director, CAHRS, Cornell University, USA
'This excellent book provides students and practitioners with an invaluable primer on what strategic human resource management is, why it's important, and what to look for when applying it. Perhaps most importantly, "Strategy and Human Resource Management" explains why managers need to formulate human resource management policies and practices within the framework of the firm's strategic plans.'
- Dr Gary Dessler, Founding Professor, College of Business, Florida International University, UK 'Peter Boxall and John Purcell have written a book that represents scholarship at its best. It does a masterful job of mapping the field of strategic HRM and explaining its role in organization success. Their book takes the research and practice literatures, integrates them, and crafts them into a work that is informative, engaging and relevant for anyone with an interest in strategic HRM.'
- Professor Barry Gerhart, Director, Program in Strategic HRM, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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