BN.com Gift Guide

Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management

Overview

This Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management provides a concise treatment of the key elements of strategic HRM using an innovative risk-management approach. It emphasizes the importance of the decisions, processes and choices organizations make about managing people and shows how workforce management directly affects strategic organizational outcomes. It provides guidance for managers on how to make better human capital decisions in order to achieve strategic success more effectively. Reflecting...

See more details below
Paperback (New Edition)
$27.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $18.98   
  • New (6) from $18.98   
  • Used (3) from $23.79   
Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$15.60
BN.com price
(Save 35%)$24.00 List Price

Overview

This Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management provides a concise treatment of the key elements of strategic HRM using an innovative risk-management approach. It emphasizes the importance of the decisions, processes and choices organizations make about managing people and shows how workforce management directly affects strategic organizational outcomes. It provides guidance for managers on how to make better human capital decisions in order to achieve strategic success more effectively. Reflecting an increasing uncertainty in global business, Cascio and Boudreau consider ways of dealing with risk in managing human capital. Numerous examples in every chapter illustrate key points with real business cases from around the world.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book offers a novel contribution to HR strategy with its risk management perspective and call for HR to incorporate more disciplines, rely on boundary spanning and accept diverse definitions of the role. It is replete with ideas and examples and provides strong insight for advanced students and reflective practitioners alike." - Paul R. Sparrow, Director, Centre for Performance-led HR and Professor of International Human Resource Management, Lancaster University Management School

"In A Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management Cascio and Boudreau have succinctly captured the critical elements of strategic HRM. Their grounding in the strategy of the company and the focus on measuring ROI of the human capital initiatives are critical for HR. This concise book is packed with practical examples and at the same time provides a holistic approach for those interested in beginning their journey into Strategic HR. Definitely a must read!" - Kalen Holmes, Executive Vice President, Partner Resources, Starbucks

"Wow! This relatively short book simply has it all. Internationally known HR scholars Cascio and Boudreau finally tell us what 'HR Strategy' is all about. They use very interesting, relevant examples throughout to inform us about the underlying tenets and provide a new perspective (i.e., risk optimization) for effective HR Strategy. A must read for MBA and HR students as well as HR professionals." - Fred Luthans, University of Nebraska Distinguished Professor of Management and former President of the Academy of Management

"Cascio and Boudreau have written a state-of-the art primer on how managers can learn to think systematically about human resource decisions. With concrete examples and cases, they show how to combine the best available business facts with scientific findings to improve the quality and strategic value of the organization's HR practices." - Denise Rousseau, H.J. Heinz II University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

"Boudreau and Cascio have written the definitive source book for developing HR strategy. This is not a one size fits all solution but rather a comprehensive guide to aligning business and human capital business plans." - James J. Duffy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ally

"The critical role people and their knowledge play in a firm's success is widely understood in today's organizations. In fact, one can legitimately argue that people are not only a company's most vital asset, they are the foundation on which competitive advantages are built. In this fascinating, insightful, and engagingly written book, Boudreau and Cascio relay on their expertise to present readers with an array of compelling ideas about how to enhance a firm's performance by forming and effectively using human resource strategies. Those committed to understanding how to properly manage talented employees as the foundation for both personal and organizational success will gain extremely valuable insights by studying Boudreau and Cascio's carefully-crafted explanations of this important issue." - R. Duane Ireland, University Distinguished Professor, Vice President and Program Chair, Academy of Management, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

"For those of you who are HR execs or who advise them I highly recommend A Short Introduction To Strategic Human Resource Management by Wayne Cascio and John Boudreau. It is a new book and has insights that have not been brought together in one place that define the HR function when it is a permanent and significant member of the C Suite. I hope you find it as enlightening as I did. I am using it in my Strategic HRM graduate class at DePaul U. even though it was not written as a text." - Robert J. Greene, PhD, CEO, Reward $ystems, Inc.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107608832
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/9/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Short Introductions to Management
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,031,157
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne F. Cascio is the Robert H. Reynolds Distinguished Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. His work is featured regularly in business media, including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, National Public Radio and the Harvard Business Review, among others.

Dr John W. Boudreau is Professor of Management and Organization and is Research Director at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. What is strategy?; 2. The external environment; 3. HR strategy in context: environmental, organizational, and functional elements; 4. HR strategy through a risk-optimization framework; 5. HR strategy: linkages, anchor points, and outcomes; 6. HR strategy: communication and engagement; 7. Outcomes of successful business and HR strategies; 8. Future forces and trends driving HR strategy.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)