Book News: November 25th, 1999

Ulrich D (Ed.)Aims to justify the existence of the HR function and to define the changes that it must undergo in order to survive. Suggests that HR must deliver benefits to the organisation and that it should focus on outcomes rather than activities. Measures the HR practitioner against other professionals, such as lawyers, doctors and airline pilots, to highlight the significance of the decisions with which they are faced, and the importance of making the choices. Uses case studies to put the various theories into context.

Publisher: Harvard Business School Press. ISBN: 0875848699. Price: 21 pounds 99p