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Human Resource Management

Peter Boxall, John Purcell and Patrick M. Wright

in The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199547029
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199547029.003.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Human Resource Management

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Human resource management (HRM), the management of work and people towards desired ends, is a fundamental activity in any organization in which human beings are employed. It is not something whose existence needs to be elaborately justified: HRM is an inevitable consequence of starting and growing an organization. This article focuses on the scope of HRM and its major subfields. For example, Micro HRM (‘MHRM’) covers the subfunctions of HR policy and practice.

Keywords: human resource management; organizational activity; Micro HRM; HR policy; HR practice; management of people

Article.  7101 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Human Resource Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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