In this unique volume John Storey has brought together leading authorities to provide comprehensive and state of the art coverage of the key and emerging issues in HRM appropriate for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The second edition contains fully revised and updated chapters from the original contributors but also covers new themes such as HRM and Ethics, Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning, Culture and Change, and HR in International Joint Ventures. In addition, current debates about the nature and significance of HRM are taken on to new ground. Further coverage includes the link with corporate strategy, the interface with the personnel function, and trade unions and industrial relations. In short - an in-depth and authoritative text.