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Description - People Management and Performance by John Purcell

Do human resource management practices actually work? Debate has raged as to the validity of HRM theory in improving organizational performance. Indeed, whilst the rise of the knowledge-based economy means there is a greater reliance on getting the right people for the right jobs, increasing outsourcing has seen the HRM function itself come under serious threat. In this context, this ground-breaking study exploring the real-life effects of HRM policies is both fascinating and timely. Sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK, the book examines the experiences of a range of employees, both line managers and front line staff, working for high-profile organizations, including Tesco's, Nationwide and Selfridges, and creates a new theoretical model which answers two key questions: What are the links between strategic HR and business performance? How and why are HR practices linked to performance This is a significant new contribution to this area of study. It will prove invaluable to students of HRM and business and management, as well as practitioners working in the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415427791
ISBN-10: 0415427797
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Purcell

John Purcell is Strategic Academic Adviser at Acas and Research Professor at the Industrial Relations Research Unit, Warwick Business School. Nicholas Kinnie is Reader in Human Resource Management at the School of Management, University of Bath. Juani Swart is a Senior Lecturer in Organizational Studies at the School of Management, University of Bath. Bruce Rayton lectures in Business Economics and Strategy at the School of Management, University of Bath. Sue Hutchinson is Principal Lecturer in HRM at the University of West of England Business School.

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