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Strategic Human Resource Management
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Strategic Human Resource Management, Second Edition by Charles R. Greer

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Table of Contents
SECTION ONE ................................................................. 1 An Investment Perspective and Human Resources .... 2 HUMAN RESOURCE INVESTMENT CONSIDERATIONS ...6 INVESTMENTS IN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ..... 14 INVESTMENT PRACTICES FOR IMPROVED RETENTION ............................................................ 32 INVESTMENTS IN JOB-SECURE WORKFORCES .......... 42 ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES ............................................................. 56 NONTRADITIONAL INVESTMENT APPROACHES ......... 58 SUMMARY............................................................... 67 NOTES.................................................................... 74

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SECTION TWO .............................................................. 93 The Human Resource Environment........................... 94 TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ............................................................ 96 WORKER VALUES AND ATTITUDINAL TRENDS ........ 109 MANAGEMENT TRENDS ......................................... 116 DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS ........................................ 143 TRENDS IN THE UTILIZATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES.......................................................... 153 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS .......................... 163 SUMMARY............................................................. 169 NOTES.................................................................. 178 Strategy Formulation ..............................................202 IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN RESOURCES TO STRATEGY ............................................................ 203 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS................................ 206 INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY .................................. 219 HUMAN RESOURCE CONTRIBUTIONS TO STRATEGY ............................................................ 232 STRATEGY-DRIVEN ROLE BEHAVIORS AND PRACTICES ........................................................... 237 STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE ACTIVITY TYPOLOGY............................................................ 239 CLASSIFYING HUMAN RESOURCE TYPES................. 245 NETWORK ORGANIZATIONS AND STRATEGY .......... 252 vi

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ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING ................................ 254 INTEGRATION OF STRATEGY AND HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING ........................................... 257 THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER AND STRATEGIC PLANNING .......................................... 268 SUMMARY............................................................. 272 NOTES.................................................................. 281

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