How is human resource management (HRM) strategic to a firm's viability and how might it help to lay a basis for sustained competitive advantage? How can managers pursue their goals for labour productivity and organisational flexibility in socially acceptable ways? This book explores such pressing questions. The authors develop an innovative conceptual framework to provide a stimulating exploration of the growing field of Strategic HRM. This text is essential reading for MBA students and advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of HRM. It is also an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the role of HRM in business success.