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Managing in a Business Context

Managing in a Business Context

An HR Approach

Huw Morris, Brian Willey, Sanjiv Sachdev

Jul 2002, Paperback, 368 pages
ISBN13: 9780273651741
ISBN10: 0273651749
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Managing in a Business Context: an HR approach offers human resource managers and students the intellectual tools needed to understand the business environment. It covers a wide range of theoretical perspectives in a clear and practical manner, and draws on a broad range of features to encourage readers to apply knowledge in practical situations.

The book builds on the success of the first edition (The Corporate Environment) which was appreciated by students and lecturers alike for its succinct and clear coverage of this key topic.

This book is suitable for human resource students and practitioners, especially those studying the ‘Managing in a Business Context’ component of the Professional Development Scheme of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. It will also be of value to lecturers and students of related courses such as Certificates and Diplomas in Management and MBA programmes.

Authors' Acknowledgements
Publisher's Acknowledgements
1. The Business Environment and HRM
2. Ownership, Control, Objectives and Organisation
3. Strategy
4. The Labour Market
5. Economics and the UK Economy
6. Technology
7. Society and Social Trends
8. The Political Context
9. Employment Law in Context
10. Implementing Individual Employment Rights
11. Collective Interests and the Law
12. ConclusionAppendix: Answers to Exercises
Website Index by Address
Website Index by Subject
Subject Index

  • Highlights the effects of key developments in business including globalisation, new technologies, the European Union, Labour government policies, political devolution, individual employment rights, and business ethics and social responsibility.
  • Is fully up-to-date with respect to legislation, both in the UK and Europe.
  • Includes a chapter highlighting future changes in the corporate environment.
  • Features learning outcomes and summaries for each chapter to enable readers to clearly identify the most important issues.
  • Invites readers to apply the concepts discussed to real situations and their own organizations through frequent case studies and exercises.
  • Includes a glossary and a comprehensive list of references and web-links to enable readers to develop their own research.