2nd Edition

Strategic Human Resource Management A Research Overview

By John Storey, Patrick M. Wright Copyright 2023
    134 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The second edition of this popular shortform book provides a concise expert summary of key issues in the theory and practice of the management of human resources (HR) – one of the most crucial drivers of organizational performance.

    As human resource management strategies evolve over time, this new edition pays special regard to the HR challenges arising from radically altering contexts – economic, social, and technological. For example, the book examines research reports on the impact of the COVID pandemic and other disruptions to the global world of work. It assesses recent HR initiatives and priorities such as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and the HR implications of remote and hybrid working. The book evaluates contemporary critiques that HR practice and research can be part of the problem. In sum, the book offers a route map through the extensive terrain of contemporary research project findings.

    Serving as a unique researcher’s guide, this concise book enables readers to develop their own ideas for future research and such is essential reading for management scholars and reflective practitioners.

    Introduction to the Second Edition  1. Mapping the field of strategic human resource management  2. Strategic human resource management and performance outcomes  3. Key practice areas and the key levers  4. HR competences and the HR function  5. The changing contexts of strategic human resource management  6. Fit, flexibility and agility  7. A stock-take and promising avenues for future research 


    John Storey is Professor of Human Resource Management at The Open University, UK

    Patrick M. Wright is the Faculty Director of the Center for Executive Succession in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, USA.