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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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The Emerging Themes

The Emerging Themes

(p.199) 10 The Emerging Themes
Strategic Human Resource Management

Lynda Gratton

Veronica Hope Hailey

Philip Stiles

Catherine Truss

Oxford University Press

This concluding chapter gives an overview of the study and considers those themes which the research team believes to be important. It highlights three broad emerging themes. In the first theme, researchers summarize what they have learnt about the nature of human resource strategy in large complex organizations. In doing so, they explicitly address the four questions outlined in the Introduction and summarize their findings concerning these four questions. In the second theme they integrate a thread which has run throughout this study — the nature of commitment and trust — and draw together all they have learnt about this crucial outcome. Finally, in the third theme they return to an earlier question about intention and realization and describe the meaning of organizational rhetoric and individual reality. In doing so they bring the focus from the organization to each and every employee.

Keywords:   human resource management, organizational management, commitment, trust

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