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.

Managing across Organizational Boundaries: The New Employment Relationship and its Human Resource Management Implications
Managing across organizational boundaries: the new employment relationship and its human resource management implications
Shad Morris Oded Shenkar Alison Mackey
Introduction

Authority relationships have long been seen as the cornerstone of organizational life, linking the national, political, and cultural environment with ownership, governance, and human resource management (Weber, 1947). ‘Authority, or the possession of control rights, allows one person to direct – manage – the actions of another’ (Conner & Prahalad, 1996, p. 478). Indeed, in organizations, some people make decisions while others implement those decisions. The ebb and flow of giving and taking orders, having someone tell someone else ...

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