The Oxford Handbook of HRM…

At last a qeue for book bought while being in UK has just come up. So within next posts I promise to make it’s overview. So, the book…

Peter Boxall, John Purcell, Patrick Wright “The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management” (c) Oxford University Press, First published in 2007.

Human Resource Management. Scope, Analysis, and significance.

Human Resource Management (HRM), the management of work and people towards desired ends, is a fundamental activity in any organization in wich human beings are employed.  In last ten years the connections between  HRM and the study of strategic management have deepened and links with organizational theory\behavior have grown. The Scope of HRM: three major fields – Micro HRM, Strategic HRM, International HRM. Analytical HRM has three important characteristics. First, it is concerned with the “what” and “why” of HRM, with understanding what management tries to do with the work and people in different contexts and with explaining why. Second, it is interested in th “how” of HRM, in the chain of processes that make models of HRM work well (or poorly), thus building much stronger links to companion disciplines such as strategic management and organizational behaviour. Third, it is interested in questions of ” for whom and how well”, with assessing the outcome of HRM, taking account of both employee and managerial interests, and laying a basis for theories of wider social consequence

Peter Boxall, John Purcell, Patrick Wright “The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management” (c)

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