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Human Resource Management in a Business Context

Human Resource Management in a Business Context

John Kew, John Stredwick

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Obtain a firm grounding in the business issues that impact all HR professionals day to day with this essential and engaging text.

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Highly accessible and student-friendly, Human Resource Management in a Business Context is the core text for the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module, Human Resource Management in Context, and is also essential reading for other undergraduate and postgraduate HR and business degrees. In clear and easy to navigate chapters, which consider government policy, regulation, the world economy and demographic and social trends, this book provides the firm theoretical background that you can apply in practice.

Human Resource Management in a Business Context is packed with international case studies, examples and activities that will actively engage you with the different areas of knowledge and allow you to work through the material step-by-step. This edition is fully updated to include an even broader range of global case studies with extended coverage from China and India and updates to policies and legislation. The online resources available have also been expanded on, and now provide additional case studies and activities, alongside lecturer's guides, PowerPoint slides and annotated web links.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Human Resource Management in Context;
    • Chapter - 02: The Managerial Context of Human Resources;
    • Chapter - 03: The Competitive Environment;
    • Chapter - 04: Government Policy;
    • Chapter - 05: Regulation;
    • Chapter - 06: The World Economy;
    • Chapter - 07: Demographic and Social Trends;
    • Chapter - 08: Technology;
    • Chapter - 09: Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability;
    • Chapter - 10: Strategic Management;
    • Chapter - 11: HR Delivery, Strategy and Performance


Key use of case studies and reflective activities throughout develops HR students’ knowledge and facilitates understanding of real business issues
Davina Jenkins, CIPD HR Digital Lecturer, Home Learning College

Provides detailed coverage of HRM in Context for HRM specialists and generalists. An excellent textbook which prepares HRM students for the CIPD qualification by combining a deep and strategic approach to learning
Jane Russell, Lecturer in HRM and Management, University of the West of Scotland


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Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843984047
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 1st June 2016
  • Paperback
  • Format: 245x189
  • 584 pages

About the Author

John Kew is an educational consultant and has written flexible learning material for the CIPD's Professional Development Scheme.

John Stredwick is Senior Lecturer at University of Bedfordshire and a well renowned author. He is Visiting Professor at Webster University (US) based in Regents Park.

John Kew

John Stredwick

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