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Strategic human resource management discourse: A strategic management perspective


Strategic human resource management has been presented as a novel and contemporary strategic management tool unlike the non-strategic traditional human resource management for the past two decades. In light of this contestable notion, this paper aimed to review previous and current human resources management and strategic management literature in order to ascertain the extent to which we can agree or disagree with these propositions. It was found that despite the high levels of excitement, it does not seem to come across as a novel concept in managing strategy since the strategic role of human resources and their management has long been conceived and extensively discussed in the strategic management literature.


William Phanuel Kofi Darbi

Journal Volume

Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management, 2012, Volume 3(2), 22-34