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.

Human Resource Management and the Resource-Based View
Human resource management and the resource-based view
Paul Boselie Jaap Paauwe Monique Veld
Introduction

According to Delery and Shaw (2001), there is general agreement that (a) human capital can be a source of competitive advantage, (b) HR practices have the most direct influence on the human capital of a firm, and (c) the complex nature of HR systems of practice can enhance the inimitability of the system. This view is supported by recent books on strategic HRM (Boxall & Purcell, 2016; Paauwe & Farndale, 2017). HR belong to a firm's most valuable assets. Since the late 1990s there has been a growing body of literature focusing on ...

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