Human Resource Management, 7th edition
A Contemporary Approach

Book Title

By: Julie Beardwell & Amanda Thompson
October 2014
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781292002729
662 Pages
$117.50 Paper Original


The expert authors of this leading text present a thorough introduction to HRM by exploring a variety of perspectives, styles and arguments. It takes a rigorous, critical approach that makes contemporary developments in Human Resource Management accessible to students.

They explore the most pressing and topical themes and debates of today – the effects of HRM on organisational performance, management and leadership development, performance management and employee reward – whilst covering in depth the theory and practice of the operational aspects of HRM. The final part of the text compares trends in HRM around the world, with a particular focus on India and China, as well as the influence of multinational corporations.


1. An introduction to human resource management

2. Strategic HRM

3. Contextualising HRM: developing critical thinking

4. Human resource management and the labour market

5. Talent Management

6. Managing Equality and Diversity

7. Learning and development

8. Leadership and management development

9. Organisational development

10. The employment relationship and employee rights at work

11. Employee engagement

12. Performance management

13. Employee reward

14. Employee voice

15. Comparative HRM and Responses to Global Crises

16. Employment Relations in Emerging Economies: China and India

17. International HRM