The Oxford Handbook of HRM Overview. The Goals of HRM

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

The Harvard map of the HRM territory



HR strategy



The goals of HRM


Management’s motives in HRM are both Economic and Socio-Political. Issues of cost effectiveness, organizational flexibility, social legitimacy, and managerial autonomy are all involved.  At the most basic level, the mission of HRM is to support the viability of the firm through stabilizing a cost effective and socially legitimate system of labor management.






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