Over the years, Jackson and Schuler have displayed a unique ability to integrate contemporary and accepted material on a variety of business disciplines and to show a clear and defined link between those disciplines and HRM. In todays quickly changing world, it is becoming more and more clear that employees are an organizations greatest asset, and in many ways Jackson and Schuler demonstrate why that is so.
This text is written at a high enough level for graduate students and does a good job linking strategic management and HRs role. The Triad building blocks are excellent. There are other good HR texts, but they are not really written for graduate students.
I use this text because I believe it to be the most complete text written at a level that is suitable for an undergraduate introductory course.
This is the most up-to-date text with a strategic HR bent and has application materials at the end of the chapters. I also had to have a textbook that would appeal to line managers who where my audience--not HR professionals.
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About the Author
Susan E. Jackson is Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, where she also serves as Graduate Director for the Doctoral Program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources. Prior to joining Rutgers, she taught on the faculties of New York University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Maryland. She received her B.A. in psychology and sociology from the University of Minnesota and her Master's and Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her primary area of expertise is the strategic management of human resources, and her special interests include managing team effectiveness, workforce diversity, and the design of human resource management systems to support knowledge-based organizations. She has authored or co-authored over 100 articles on these and related topics. In addition, she authored or co-authored several books.
Randall S. Schuler is Professor of Strategic International Human Resource Management and is the founder of the Center for Global Strategic Human Resource Management in the Department of Human Resource Management at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His interests are global human resource management, strategic human resource management, the human resource management function in organizations, and the interface of business strategy and human resource tasks. He has authored or edited over forty books. In addition, he has contributed over forty-five chapters to reading books and has published over 100 articles in professional journals and academic proceedings. Presently, he is on the editorial boards of ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS, JOURNAL OF WORLD BUSINESS, JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES, JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT REVIEWS, and JOURNAL OF MARKET-FOCUSED MANAGEMENT.