Strategic Human Resource Management


Strategic Human Resource Management

  • An Investment Perspective and Human Resources
  • The Human Resource Environment
  • Strategy Formulation
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Strategy Implementation: Reward and Development Systems
  • The Performance Impact of Human Resource Practices
  • Human Resource Evaluation

The conceptual framework for this text begins with an

investment perspective for guiding managerial strategic

decisions regarding human resources. Human resource

management practitioners and management scholars have long

advocated that human resources should be viewed from an
investment perspective. Current practices in many
organizations indicate that employees are viewed as valuable
investments. However, some still view their employees as
variable costs of production, while physical assets are treated
as investments. When employees are viewed as variable costs,
there is little recognition of the firm’s contribution to their
training or the costs of recruiting and training their


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