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ELU3006 Reading List

Language for Human Resource Management, 2021/22, Semester L53
Deak Kirkham
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Armstrong, M. and Taylor, S. 2014. Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice. 13th ed. London/ Philadelphia: Kogan Page Limited. Chapters 1-3, pp.3-47.      Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 


Bach, S. and Edwards, M.R. (eds) 2013. Managing human resources: human resource management in transition, 5th ed. Chichester: Wiley. Chapter 1, pp.3-17.  

Boxall, P. and Purcell, J. 2016. Strategy and Human Resource Management, 4th Edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. Chapter 1, pp.3-30. and Chapter 3. pp.57-81.  

Torrington, D. Hall, L. Taylor, S. and Atkinson, C. (2014) Human Resource Management, 9th Edition. Harlow: Pearson. Chapter 3, pp.50-64.     

Wilkinson, A. and Redman, T. 2013. Contemporary Human Resource Management: Text and Cases. 4th Edition. Harlow: Prentice Hall.  

Paauwe, J. and Boselie, P. (2003) Challenging ‘strategic HRM’ and the relevance of the  institutional  setting. Human resource management journal. ISSN: 0954-5395,  13 (3). Pp.56-70. Wiley Online Library.  

Beardwell, I. and Clayton, T. (eds). 2010. Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach, 6th Edition. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Beardwell, J. and Thompson, A. (eds). 2017. Human resource management : a contemporary approach, 8th Edition. Harlow: Pearson.

 Boselie, P. 2010. Strategic human resource management : a balanced approach, London: McGraw Hill.

 Guest, D. E. 1987. Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Journal of management studies. ISSN: 0022-2380. [Online]. 24(5), 503-521.

Grugulis, I. 2017. Is HRM Strategic? In: A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about human resource management ISBN: 9781446200810 (pbk.) : £15.99; 9781446200803 (hbk.) : £47.99; 9781473987630 (ePub ebook) : £12.99; 9781473986879 (ebook) : £12.99. London/ California/ New Delhi/ Singapore: SAGE Publication.

Heery, E. and Noon, M. 2008. A Dictionary of Human Resource Management. 2nd Edition. Oxford. Oxford University Press.

Keenoy, T. 1990. Review Article: Human resource management: rhetoric, reality and contradiction. International journal of human resource management. ISSN: 0958-5192. 1 pp.363-384.

Legge, K. 1999. Representing People at Work. Organization : the interdisciplinary journal of organization, theory and society. ISSN: 1350-5084. [Online]. 6(2), 247-264. [14 June 2016], Available from:

Purcell, J. 1999. Best practice and best fit: chimera or cul-de-sac? Human resource management journal. ISSN: 0954-5395. 9 (3). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Sisson, K. and Storey, J. 2000.  The realities of human resource management : managing the employment relationship, Buckingham: Open University Press.

Thompson, P. 2011. The Trouble with HRM. Human resource management journal. ISSN: 0954-5395. 21 (4) pp.355-367.

Ulrich, D. 1998. A New Mandate for Human Resources. Harvard business review. ISSN: 0017-8012. January/February 1998.




This list was last updated on 15/06/2020