Fundamental changes have recently occurred in the business environment. Borderless economies now exist and no business organization can afford to ignore the international dimension. A strategically managed human resource within a company is a key part of making businesses successful, and this foundation textbook analyzes the current theories on both sides of the Atlantic. It recognises Human Resource Management (HRM) as central to corporate strategy, rather than hived off into a separate personnel "ghetto". Divided into four parts, the book covers: the foundations of strategic HRM; HR planning and HR strategy; strategic selection; and strategic employee relations. The authors have also selected case studies relevant to the topics discussed in the preceeding sections which should help students assimilate the essential points concerning strategic HRM. This book aims to advance understanding of the evolution that is taking place from personnel management to strategic HRM, and is designed around current courses in HRM and strategy.