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Human Resource Management in Context


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Table of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Introducing Human Resource Management, Organisation and Management;
    • Chapter - 01: Human Resource Management and its External Contexts;
    • Chapter - 02: Contemporary Organisations and their Internal Contexts;
    • Chapter - 03: The Managerial and Business Contexts of Organisations;
  • Section - TWO: Strategy Formulation and Implementation;
    • Chapter - 04: Developing Corporate Strategies;
    • Chapter - 05: Developing Human Resource Strategies;
  • Section - THREE: The External Contexts of Human Resource Management;
    • Chapter - 06: Markets and the Competitive Context;
    • Chapter - 07: Globalisation and International Factors;
    • Chapter - 08: Demographic and Social Trends;
    • Chapter - 09: The Technological Context;
    • Chapter - 10: Government Policy and Legal Regulation

About the Author

David Farnham, Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, is an emeritus professor at the University of Portsmouth and visiting professor at the University of Greenwich, UK. He has been a visiting professor at the University of East London, a visiting senior research fellow at the University of South Wales and a visiting senior research fellow at the Catholic University Leuven. He is Chief Examiner for the CIPD and a member of the advisory board of the Personnel Policies Study Group of the European Group of Public Administration, Brussels.


"This is an excellent, comprehensive and carefully crafted book that uniquely synthesises the external and internal environmental contexts in which HR is planned and delivered and HR practitioners must navigate. The book is a splendid and unique contribution to the field of human resource management, one sure to be enjoyed and utilised by faculty, students and practitioners." * Maura Sheehan, Professor of International Management, MSc International Management Programme Director, National University of Ireland, Galway *
"This book clearly, yet comprehensively, gives the reader a critical understanding of the major internal and external environmental contexts within which HRM operates. It should be core reading for anyone studying or practising HRM." * Dr Samantha Evans, Director MSc Human Resource Management, University of Kent, UK *

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