The new edition of this SAGE Handbook builds on the success of the first by providing a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of human resource management. Bringing together contributions from leading international scholars - and with brand new chapters on key emerging topics such as firm ownership, talent management, engagement and big data - the Handbook focuses on familiarising the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management, while contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, as well as comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests. The second edition of this Handbook remains an indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field. PART 01: Context of Human Resource Management; PART 02: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management; and PART 03: Contemporary Issues.

Comparative HRM
Comparative HRM
Elaine Farndale Chris Brewster Wolfgang Mayrhofer
Introduction

How would you describe what ‘human resource management’ (HRM) involves to a person from outside the field: is it about ensuring that the attraction, retention and removal, deployment and motivation of employees serves the best interests of the owners of the business; is it about ensuring that the differing interests of all the stakeholders are balanced; and by stakeholders do we mean those within the organization or the wider community? What elements would you include: environmental sustainability; relationships with trade unions; board membership? The answers to these questions are not generic; they depend on several factors based on your own personal perspective and ...

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