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Review Article Human resource management: rhetoric, reality and contradiction

Review Article Human resource management: rhetoric, reality and contradiction Review Article Human resource management: rhetoric, reality and contradiction Tom Keenoy J. Storey (ed.) (1989) New Perspectives on Human Resource Management, London and New York: Routledge. Seemingly fully-formed, HRM made its appearance in Britain in the mid- 1980s. Since that time we have been struggling to come to terms with what it refers to, where it comes from, what forms it can or should take, how it impacts on the practice of personnel management and how best to integrate it into our understanding of the management of the employment relationship. In short: what is the empirical, conceptual, theoretical and historical distinctiveness of HRM? This collection, New Persl~ectives on Humur~ Resource Mrrnugement, edited by John Storey, poses all these questions and provides a series of sometimes competing answers together with an important agenda of research issues necessary to clarify at least some of the questions raised. One hesitates to describe it as an 'excellent' .book for fear of the more thoughtful associating it with the populist but mesmeric glitz of Peters and Waterman and instantly confining it to one of Drucker's trash cans. It is certainly the most thorough, balanced, insightful and properly critical text presently available on HRM in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Human Resource Management Taylor & Francis

Review Article Human resource management: rhetoric, reality and contradiction

Review Article Human resource management: rhetoric, reality and contradiction

International Journal of Human Resource Management , Volume 1 (3): 22 – Dec 1, 1990

Abstract

Review Article Human resource management: rhetoric, reality and contradiction Tom Keenoy J. Storey (ed.) (1989) New Perspectives on Human Resource Management, London and New York: Routledge. Seemingly fully-formed, HRM made its appearance in Britain in the mid- 1980s. Since that time we have been struggling to come to terms with what it refers to, where it comes from, what forms it can or should take, how it impacts on the practice of personnel management and how best to integrate it into our understanding of the management of the employment relationship. In short: what is the empirical, conceptual, theoretical and historical distinctiveness of HRM? This collection, New Persl~ectives on Humur~ Resource Mrrnugement, edited by John Storey, poses all these questions and provides a series of sometimes competing answers together with an important agenda of research issues necessary to clarify at least some of the questions raised. One hesitates to describe it as an 'excellent' .book for fear of the more thoughtful associating it with the populist but mesmeric glitz of Peters and Waterman and instantly confining it to one of Drucker's trash cans. It is certainly the most thorough, balanced, insightful and properly critical text presently available on HRM in

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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
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1466-4399
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0958-5192
DOI
10.1080/09585199000000055
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Abstract

Review Article Human resource management: rhetoric, reality and contradiction Tom Keenoy J. Storey (ed.) (1989) New Perspectives on Human Resource Management, London and New York: Routledge. Seemingly fully-formed, HRM made its appearance in Britain in the mid- 1980s. Since that time we have been struggling to come to terms with what it refers to, where it comes from, what forms it can or should take, how it impacts on the practice of personnel management and how best to integrate it into our understanding of the management of the employment relationship. In short: what is the empirical, conceptual, theoretical and historical distinctiveness of HRM? This collection, New Persl~ectives on Humur~ Resource Mrrnugement, edited by John Storey, poses all these questions and provides a series of sometimes competing answers together with an important agenda of research issues necessary to clarify at least some of the questions raised. One hesitates to describe it as an 'excellent' .book for fear of the more thoughtful associating it with the populist but mesmeric glitz of Peters and Waterman and instantly confining it to one of Drucker's trash cans. It is certainly the most thorough, balanced, insightful and properly critical text presently available on HRM in

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International Journal of Human Resource ManagementTaylor & Francis

Published: Dec 1, 1990

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