Higher Education

Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach, 5th Edition

  • William P. Anthony Florida State University
  • ISBN-10: 0324389426  |  ISBN-13: 9780324389425
  • 928 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1999, 1996
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $212.25 List Price = $ 282.95
  • Newer Edition Available



This popular text written from a “what human resources can do for you” perspective, demonstrates how human resources fit into the organizational big picture. Many cross-functional topics are integrated throughout the text including, marketing, finance, operations, and accounting. Updated cases include material that reinforces the key concepts presented in the text and provides an additional practical perspective to problems faced by human resource managers. The market includes all universities that teach a course in Human Resource Management. It may be used for both upper-division undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapter opening and chapter closing cases provide excellent support and practical insight to text content by reinforcing key concepts and actively engaging student critical thinking. In addition, longer cases that explore how companies use human resources proactively to gain competitive advantage are provided at the end of the book.
  • Authors take a broad approach by illustrating how knowledge of human resource theories can strategically benefit organizations while providing practical �how to� skills for those students who plan to work as HR managers.
  • Thorough treatment of strategic diversity management and environment as central components of day-to-day and long-term strategic human resource practices.
  • The text material is presented in an organized, student-friendly manner and successfully integrates current research with real-world examples. The authors� extensive corporate experience lends itself to insightful discussions of the current issues faced by human resource managers in the workplace.
  • Longer cases at the end of the text explore how companies use human resources to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Thorough treatment of strategic diversity management and environment serve as central components of day-to-day and long-term strategic human resource practices.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Strategic Approach
1. The Strategic Approach to Human Resource Management
2. Formulating a Corporate and Human Resource Strategy
3. The External and Global Environment for Human Resources: Change and Diversity
Part II. Strategies for Human Resource Acquisition and Placement
4. Human Resource Planning and Information Systems
5. Equal Employment Opportunity
6. Job Analysis
7. Recruitment, Selection, and Retention
Part III. Strategies for Maximizing Human Resource Productivity
8. Job Design
9. Orientation, Training, and Development
10. Strategies for Effective Performance Appraisal Systems
11. Strategic Compensation Systems
12. Improving Productivity
Part IV. Strategies for Maintaining Human Resources
13. Benefit Plans
14. Managing Health, Safety, and Stress
15. Ethics, Employee Rights, and Employer Responsibilities
16. Unions and Strategic Collective Bargaining
Part V. Strategic Separation
17. Separation Restructuring and the Virtual Organization
Case 1: FedEx Corporation
Case 2: Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Case 3: McDonald�s Corporation
Case 4: The Walt Disney Company
Case 5: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Case 6: Microsoft
Case 7: Intel

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

William P. Anthony

William P. Anthony (PhD) (SPHR) is professor of management, Carl DeSantis Professor of Business Administration, and director of the DeSantis Center for Executive Management Education in the College of Business at Florida State University. He received his MBA and PhD degrees from Ohio State University and his bachelor¿s degree from Ohio University. Dr Anthony has published more than 80 articles and 14 books. He has been published in a variety of management journals including Long Range Planning, Human Relations, Academy Of Management Executives, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Dynamics, and Human Resource Management Journal among others. He has served as a reviewer for Human Resource Management Journal and The Journal of Managerial Issues. His book Participative Management, was reprinted 10 times and translated into six different languages. Dr Anthony consults with a wide variety of business and governmental organizations throughout the United States. His previous clients include Motorala, State Farm Insurance, Intervynals Corporation, The U.S. Department of Defense, The Florida Lottery, Rayonier, Resortquest, Olin Corporation, and Goodwill Industries. He also serves as an expert witness in employment matters. Dr Anthony has served as chairman of the management department and as assistant dean in the College Of Business at Florida State University.