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Strategic Human Resource ManagementCorporate Rhetoric and Human Reality$
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Lynda Gratton, Veronica Hope Hailey, Philip Stiles, and Catherine Truss

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198782049

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Strategic Human Resource Management

Lynda Gratton

Veronica Hope Hailey

Philip Stiles

Catherine Truss

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter discusses the research project presented in the book. The book represents the culmination of a collaboration between academics and senior managers to study, analyze, reflect, and discuss the challenges they face in people management. It also represents an attempt to reflect the experience, concern, and aspirations of people at all levels in these companies. The chapter discusses the objectives of the study, the development of research questions and measures, the development of research methodology, and data collection and analysis. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   human resource management, organizational management, people management, research methodology

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