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Introduction: HRM context, development and scope

1.1 Introduction

The management of people remains crucial to all organisations and the achievement of organisational success and is at the heart of many important debates – political, economic and social, as well as managerial and business. The management of people also has impacts from, and on, these macro contextual areas and simultaneously remains an area of management that retains elements of both continuity and flux. In the context of managing people, in this book human resource management (HRM) refers to the function and human resources (HR) refers to the people employed.

Indeed, around the globe the critical nature of the management of people is soon apparent. However, this key aspect ...

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