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This advanced level core textbook examines the role that HRM and HR managers play in developing processes and practices for high-performance organisations. It is built around a unique conceptual framework that provides a clear and coherent structure for the book. Underpinned by recent research in the field and the author’s academic expertise, the book provides an historical overview of the development of strategic HRM as a field of study before bringing the discussion up to date by examining contemporary topics such as sustainable HRM, e-HRM and high-performance work systems. The book extends the focus beyond the firm to include discussions about the role of multiple stakeholders, such as trade unions and governments, to encourage a deeper understanding of the role of national, institutional and cultural issues, as well as other external influences.
This is an essential text for postgraduate and MBA students studying modules on Strategic HRM, Advanced HRM, or HRM and Performance Management. It is also an ideal companion for final-year undergraduate modules on specialist HRM degree programmes.

Table of Contents

The Instrumental Dimension

Frontmatter

1. THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF THE INSTRUMENTAL DIMENSION

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

2. TOWARDS A MORE TRANSPARENT, LEGITIMATE, FORWARD-LOOKING AND RESULT-DRIVEN SERVICE

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

3. THE ORGANIZATION OF HRM SERVICES

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

The People Dimension

Frontmatter

4. MOTIVATION AND WELLBEING OF EMPLOYEES

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

5. THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP IN MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

6. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

The Strategic Dimension

Frontmatter

7. THE ESSENCE OF STRATEGIC HRM

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

8. FOUR APPROACHES IN STRATEGIC HRM

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

9. STRATEGIC HRM: VERTICAL AS WELL AS HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

The Organizational Dimension

Frontmatter

10. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND CULTURES AS PRECONDITIONS FOR AN EFFECTIVE HRM

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

11. FACILITATING ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGNS

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten

12. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE HRM FUNCTION

Abstract
In conducting close critical readings of any text, be it a poem, a novel, a play or so on, we have the opportunity to look at both the text itself and at what lies beyond it; lyrics are no different. This methodology offers great benefits to us in our analyses and in aiding our understanding of the meaning, historical, critical and cultural context of the lyric. You might be asking, how important is this? Well, insofar as the lyricist is a writer just like other writers, I contend that it deserves the same critical consideration.
Alex Vanderstraeten
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