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Strategic Human Resource Management

Second Edition

Catherine Bailey, David Mankin, Clare Kelliher, and Thomas Garavan

29 March 2018

ISBN: 9780198705406

416 pages

In Stock

Price: £57.99

The most applied SHRM textbook, striking the ideal balance between the latest academic theory and real-world practice.



The well-respected author team strike the ideal balance between the latest academic theory and real-world practice, making this the most applied SHRM textbook written in an eminently student-friendly format.

  • A well-respected author team introduce students to SHRM through an accessible, thematic approach that spans the context, theories, themes, and future of managing people strategically.
  • With nearly 50 case studies in the book and many more online, featuring companies such as Tata Motors, Samsung, Pizza Express, and Deliveroo, this is the most applied SHRM textbook available, ensuring academic discussion is always linked to practical application.
  • Critical Reflection boxes, Review Questions, and questions or activities to accompany every case study ensure students develop the necessary critical thinking and reflective skills to fully engage with the subject.
  • Global case studies, which include entry and growth strategies in China, the success of AirAsia, and changes in the Swedish armed forces, as well as an opening chapter dedicated to the global context of SHRM, provide a contemporary international perspective.
  • A user-friendly structure and wide range of learning features, including learning objectives, Key Concept boxes, and summaries, ensure the text remains accessible, even for those completely new to SHRM.

New to this edition

  • New coverage features the impact of eHRM and role of social media, the development of Green HRM, and sustainability, as well as examining issues such as handling risk and the gig economy.
  • Smart phone chip design company Arm, agile working at KPMG, and winning behaviours at the Carlsberg Group are just some of the new cases for the second edition, with the focus being on international examples that accurately represent the reality of global SHRM.
  • New Strategic HRM in Action boxes have been added to every chapter, presenting students with a scenario in which they are asked to make strategic decisions on behalf of an organization, or to research and evaluate real businesses' strategic approaches to HR.

About the Author(s)

Catherine Bailey, Professor in Work and Employment, King's College London., David Mankin, Academic consultant specializing in online learning for Kaplan Open Learning and the University of Essex Online., Clare Kelliher, Professor of Work and Organization, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, and Thomas Garavan, Research Professor, Edinburgh Napier University

Table of Contents

    Part 1: The context of SHRM
    1:The global context of SHRM
    2:The changing context for SHRM
    3:Strategic management and HRM
    Part 2: Strategic HRM
    4:The strategic role of the HR function
    5:HR strategy
    6:The foundations of SHRM
    7:Resource-based and institutional perspectives on SHRM
    8:SHRM and performance
    Part 3: Strategic imperatives
    9:SHRM and human resource development
    10:SHRM and talent management
    11:SHRM and employment relations
    12:SHRM and employee engagement
    13:Knowledge management and SHRM
    14:SHRM, business ethics, CSR, and sustainability
    15:SHRM and the management of change
    Part 3: New forms of SHRM
    16:New forms of SHRM


"By far the most versatile book on SHRM. It strikes a very good balance between comprehensiveness, academic rigour, and accessibility." - Dr Michael Koch, University of Kent

"Well-researched and well-written, addresses key issues within the SHRM field, and makes excellent use of organizational and international examples to illustrate information points." - Margaret Masson, Glasgow Caledonian University

Additional Resources

This book is accompanied by a set of online resources:

For students:
Web links

For registered lecturers:
Additional case studies
PowerPoint slides
Seminar activities
Suggested case study answers
Figures from the book

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