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Human Resource Management

Storey, John (2016). Human Resource Management. In: Wilkinson, Adrian and Johnstone, Stewart eds. Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 195–196.

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Human Resource Management (HRM) has become the predominant term to describe the theory and practices relating to the way people are managed at work. The label originated in the USA and it spread to the UK and beyond in the 1980s. In previous times, other terms have been used which, in varying degrees, broadly correspond. These other terms include personnel management, personnel administration, people management, employee relations and employment management.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Editors
ISBN: 1-78347-545-5, 978-1-78347-545-2
Keywords: human resource management; industrial relations
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 44763
Depositing User: John Storey
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 10:03
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 20:10
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