Strategic Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice / Edition 2

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Overview

The Second Edition of this highly successful course reader provides a comprehensive, contemporary, and critical review of the key issues in strategic human resource management. The book draws upon the work of some of the most influential and insightful writers on the subject of the strategic management of people in organizations. Through a series of carefully edited articles, students can explore current thinking on topics as diverse as performance, pay, process reengineering, structure, ethics, culture, change and leadership. This volume moves beyond strategic human resource management from the perspective of the policy setter.

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Meet the Author

Graeme Salaman is Professor of Organization Studies at the Open University Business School

Jon Billsberry is a Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour and a member of the Centre for Human Resource and Change Management at the Open University Business School.

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Table of Contents

Strategic human resource management : defining the field 1
Pt. 1 Strategic human resource management and knowledge 13
1 Human resources and the resource based view of the firm 17
2 The conduct of management and the management of conduct : contemporary managerial discourse and the constitution of the 'competent' manager 40
3 Foucault, power/knowledge, and its relevance for human resource management 58
4 The cognitive perspective on strategic decision-making 78
5 Achieving 'fit' : managers' theories of how to manage innovation 91
Pt. 2 Strategic human resource management and business performance 117
6 The impact of human resource management practices on turnover, productivity, and corporate financial performance 121
7 A critical assessment of the high-performance paradigm 147
8 Performance-related pay 177
Pt. 3 The emergence of new organizational forms and relationships 185
9 New organizational forms and their links with HR 189
10 Changing organizational forms and the employment relationship 208
11 Human resource management, trade unions and industrial relations 237
12 Missionary management 251
Pt. 4 Strategic human resource management in practice 271
13 Managing to be ethical : debunking five business ethics myths 273
14 The myth of managing change 295
15 Performance management strategies 318
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