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Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality

Lynda Gratton, Veronica Hope Hailey, Philip Stiles, and Catherine Truss


Life is tough in organizations, both for managers and the managed. Negotiating the rapids of restructuring, downsizing, and refocusing the core business brings with it huge upheavals in job security, the smashing of traditional career structures, and a constant imperative for employees to update their skills while working in an environment of great uncertainty. Based on close collaboration with a number of high profile organizations — BT, Citibank, Glaxo, Wellcome, Hewlett Packard, Kraft Jacobs, Suchard, Lloyds–TSB Group, the NHS, and WH Smith — this book sheds light on the organizational resp ... More

Keywords: organizations, managers, human resources, restructuring, downsizing, refocusing, core business, job security, career structures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198782049
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynda Gratton, author
London Business School

Veronica Hope Hailey, author
Cranfield School of Management

Philip Stiles, author
University of Cambridge
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