A research-focused introductory text written by a stellar contributor line-up including Linda Holbeche, Stephen Taylor and Jim Stewart. The Second Edition integrates an international perspective using examples and case studies from a broad range of regions and industries including Microsoft, Volkswagen and Rolls-Royce. The 2 new chapters on Culture and Globalisation reflect the contemporary workplace, and the future of HR based on Linda Holbeche’s latest research is included in the final chapter. The book is complemented by a companion website featuring a range of tools and resources for lecturers and students, including PowerPoint slides, Testbank, an Instructor’s manual, access to SAGE Journal articles and author podcasts. Suitable for upper undergraduate and Masters level strategic HRM modules or HRM modules that have a strategic angle.