Introducing human resource management

Sarah Gilmore

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


The main objectives of this chapter are to:
- discuss the different meaning of the term 'human resource management' (HRM);
- illustrate the diverse work undertaken by the human resources (HR) function;
- analyse the reasons for the growth of HRM, placing its arrival and development within a wider fluctuating economic and political context;
- focus on contemporary debates concerning HRM, highlighting the 'promise' of HRM as well as the difficulties faced in delivering on the main assurances made if organizations adopt the philosophies and practices associated with this mode of people management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman resource management
EditorsSarah Gilmore, Steve Williams
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199605484
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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