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Strategy and Human Resource Management : 3rd Edition - Peter Boxall

Strategy and Human Resource Management

3rd Edition


Published: 7th January 2011
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The new edition of this market leading text provides an authoratitive yet accessible account of the strategic role of HRM in organizations. "Strategy and Human Resource Management 3rd edition" offers fully updated chapters and sources whilst retaining the critical approach and strong framework popular with both students and lecturers.

About the Author

PETER BOXALL is Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Dean of Research at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand. JOHN PURCELL is an Associate Fellow of the Industrial Relations Research Unit at Warwick University Business School, UK, a Deputy Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee, and an arbitrator with ACAS, UK.

'This is a very wise book. I have long been a fan of previous editions, which have a well annotated place on my shelf. It is crammed with practical tips and insights, all based on a thorough overview of the evidence. It will challenge its readers to think, but above all to become better managers. This book never shirks the difficult challenge of how to turn its key ideas into practice. It is that rare textbook which repays careful reading. I can't recommend it highly enough.' - Dennis Tourish, Professor of Leadership, Kent Business School, UK 'This third edition is a classic work integrating HRM and strategic management, explaining the latest theoretical and practical developments in this fascinating area. Superbly written and referenced in a style that is relevant to both HRM academic and practitioner communities, and bridges the gap between theory and practice. It also integrates both HRM and employment relations in a critical but constructive way. This book is an absolute must for any serious student of HRM and HRM practitioner alike.' - Paul Toulson, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, Massey University, NZ 'Linking Human Resources and strategy usually entails HR reaching out to try to grasp strategy concepts to justify that the function is aligned with strategy. Boxall and Purcell's Strategy and Human Resources bucks this trend to begin with an examination of strategy and then explore how HR can support it. This perspective can much better drive strategic thinking in HR and has much greater potential to increase the value of HR in the minds of strategic decision makers. This is the way HR should be taught.' -Patrick Wright, Professor of Strategic Human Resources, Cornell University, USA 'At its core, the field of strategic human resource management is concerned with integrating HR policies and practices with a firm's competitive strategy to enable firm success. Perhaps more than any other textbook, Professors Boxall and Purcell's Strategy and Human Resource Management offers a comprehensive and thorough treatment of the myriad issues and topics associated with strategic HRM. These leading scholars bring their experience and expertise to bear in synthesizing research and practice to provide students, academics and practitioners an evidence-based treatment of the premise and promise of integrating organizational strategy with human resource management.' - James P. Guthrie, William and Judy Docking Professor, School of Business, University of Kansas, USA

List of boxes, figures and tablesp. viii
Introductionp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
The goals of human resource managementp. 1
Defining human resource managementp. l
What are the goals of HRM?p. 11
Strategic tensions and problems in HRMp. 24
Summary and structure of the bookp. 34
Connecting strategy and human resource management
Strategy and the process of strategic managementp. 39
Strategic problems and the strategies of firmsp. 39
The process of strategic managementp. 50
The role of HRM in improving strategic management processesp. 56
Conclusionsp. 61
Strategic HRM: 'best fit' or 'best practice'?p. 63
Defining strategic HRM and HR strategyp. 64
Strategic HRM: the best-fit schoolp. 69
Strategic HRM: the best-practice schoolp. 85
Conclusionsp. 94
Strategic HRM and sustained competitive advantagep. 97
The resource-based view of the firm: origins and assumptionsp. 97
Resources and barriers to imitationp. 100
Competencies, 'table stakes' and dynamic learningp. 106
HR strategy, competitive parity and sustained advantagep. 112
Conclusionsp. 120
Managing work and people: searching for general principles
Work systems and the changing economics of productionp. 125
Work systems in manufacturingp. 127
Globalisation, market reform and production offshoringp. 141
Work systems in services and the public sectorp. 146
Conclusionsp. 156
Managing employee voicep. 159
The contested nature and changing contours of employee voicep. 160
What are the impacts of employee voice systems?p. 178
Management style in employee relationsp. 182
Conclusionsp. 185
Managing individual employment relationshipsp. 188
The performance equationp. 189
Managing employee abilityp. 193
Managing employee motivationp. 202
Conclusionsp. 225
Linking HR systems to organisational performancep. 228
HR systems and organisational patterns in HR strategyp. 228
The 'black box' problem: links between HRM and performancep. 243
Conclusionsp. 253
Managing people in dynamic and complex business contexts
Human resource strategy and the dynamics of industry-based competitionp. 257
Industry dynamics: cycles of stability and changep. 258
HR strategy and industry dynamicsp. 263
Conclusionsp. 278
Human resource strategy in multidivisional and multinational firmsp. 280
Structure, control and HRM in multidivisional firmsp. 282
Strategy and HRM in multinational firmsp. 290
The HR implications of mergers and acquisitionsp. 299
Conclusionsp. 304
Conclusions and implicationsp. 307
The main themes of this bookp. 307
Can strategic planning be a valuable resource in the firm?p. 318
The design of HR planning processesp. 3l8
Seeking integration: HR planning and the new management accountingp. 324
Conclusionsp. 336
Referencesp. 338
Author indexp. 371
Subject indexp. 380
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ISBN: 9780230579354
ISBN-10: 0230579353
Series: Management, Work and Organisations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 7th January 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 23.6
Edition Number: 3