Higher Education

Human Resources Management: A Strategic Approach, 6th Edition

  • William P. Anthony Florida State University
  • K. Michelle Kacmar Florida State University
  • Pamela L. Perrewé Florida State University
  • ISBN-10: 1424063930  |  ISBN-13: 9781424063932
  • 730 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2002, 1999
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $243.00



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

  • Updated Cases: This edition has been thoroughly updated and includes updated or entirely new cases at the beginning and end of each chapter and at the end of the book.
  • "Focus on HR" boxes provide insight into the ways that companies and their human resource departments deal with international concerns, ethical concerns, and management of today's culturally diverse workforce.
  • "HR Challenges" boxes offer insight into the different ways that organizations deal with the challenges presented to them on a day-to-day basis.
  • "You Be the Judge" boxes highlight a dilemma and encourage readers to consider whether they would have made the same decision. Many new boxes and updated topics have been added to this edition.
  • Resourceful Summary: use of management applications summarize the key ideas presented in the chapter in the form of guidelines or admonitions for management action.
  • Focus on Currency: increased emphasis on ethics, small business management, and technology.

Table of Contents

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

What's New

  • Real-World Examples: relies heavily on actual case examples of human resource strategies and practices of organizations.

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.

K. Michelle Kacmar

K. Michele (Micki) Kacmar (PhD) is professor of management and the Durr-Fillauer Chair of Business Ethics in the department of management and marketing at the University of Alabama. She received her bachelor¿s degrees in computer science and communication and a master¿s degree in communication from Illinois State University. Her PhD degree is in human resource management from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Alabama she served on the faculty at Florida State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Kacmar teaches courses in ethics at the undergraduate level and research design and methodology at the PhD level. Dr. Kacmar¿s general research interests are in the areas of impression management and organizational politics. She has published more than 65 articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She served as editor of the Journal of Management from 1999-2002 and as an Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal from 1996-1999.

Pamela L. Perrewé

Pamela L. Perrewé (Ph.D.) is the Distinguished Research Professor and Jim Moran Professor of Management in the College of Business at Florida State University. She received her Bachelor degree in Psychology from Purdue University and her Master and Ph.D. degrees in Management from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Perrewé primarily teaches courses in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and has taught at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels. Dr. Perrewé is a past recipient of the Florida State University Teaching Excellence Program award and the University Teaching Incentive Program award as well as the University Developing Scholar award. Dr. Perrewé has focused her research interests in the areas of job stress, coping, organizational politics, emotion and personality. Dr. Perrewé has published over 10 book chapters and 70 journal articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations and Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Further, she has presented 75 research papers at academic and professional meetings. She serves as a member of the Editorial Review Board for Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, Organizational Analysis, Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Managerial Issues. She has fellow status with Southern Management Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Perrewé has recently been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Finally, she is the co-editor of an annual series entitled, Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being published by Elsevier Science, Inc.