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A Research Agenda for Human Resource Management

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Publication date15/11/2017
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages218
ISBN (Electronic)9781785362965
ISBN (Print)978185362958
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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NameElgar Research Agendas

Abstract

This book book takes a forward-looking perspective on the field of Human Resource Management (HRM). Each contribution takes a view, or position, on the likely development of the HR function, and identify interesting areas and subjects of research that would help address this future positioning. The book’s expert contributions provide short and succinct reviews of 12 key topics in strategic HRM, including HR strategy and structure, talent management, selection, assessment and retention, employee engagement, workplace well-being, leadership, HR analytics, productivity, innovation, and globalisation. Each chapter identifies the strengths and gaps in our knowledge, maps out the important intellectual boundaries for their field, and outlines current and future research agendas and how these should inform practice. In examining these strategic topics the authors point to the key interfaces between the field of HRM and cognate disciplines, and enables researchers and practitioners to understand the models and theories that help tie this agenda together.