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The expert authors of this leading text present a thorough introduction to HRM by exploring a variety of perspectives, styles and arguments. It takes a rigorous, critical approach that makes contemporary developments in Human Resource Management accessible to students. They explore the most pressing and topical themes and debates of today - the effects of HRM on organisational performance, management and leadership development, performance management and employee reward - whilst covering in depth the theory and practice of the operational aspects of HRM. The final part of the text compares trends in HRM around the world, with a particular focus on India and China, as well as the influence of multinational corporations. Human Resource Management is written for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students, as well as those studying for the CIPD qualifications.

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Human Resource Management, seventh edition

Julie Beardwell and Amanda Thompson

 

This highly engaging, bestselling textbook, now in its seventh edition offers a comprehensive examination of contemporary human resource management issues and debates. It is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students and provides an authoritative source for students of CIPD Advanced qualifications for which there is a mapping table include linking CIPD modules to the book chapters.

 

Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach seeks to raise critical awareness of HRM through a series of highly readable chapters which expertly entwine research informed theory with practical insights to the subject.  New to the seventh edition are chapters on Employee Engagement Employee Voice and Organisational Development. In addition, the financial crisis and the role of the MNC in shaping HRM strategy and practice receive extended coverage and all material is radically updated with latest survey data and literature.

 

In addition to a concluding case study and a set of self test questions each chapter incorporates the following new features;

  • An introductory case study designed to stimulate interest and provoke thought
  • Regular ‘Explore’ opportunities where the reader is invited to consider how theories, models and concepts apply to organisational contexts with which they are familiar
  • ‘Key controversies’ which extract contentious issues and invite the reader to formulate their own viewpoint

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Julie Beardwell is Chief Moderator Standards at the CIPD and Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University

 

Amanda Thompson is Head of the Department of HRM and Head of the Department of Corporate Development at De Montfort University

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