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.



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.

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