This textbook has been written for the new CIPD postgraduate module HRM in Context . Key Selling Points: maps directly on to the new CIPD module on HRM in Context ; written by David Farnham, one of the CIPD's Chief Examiners and the author of the new HRM in Context module; written in a student-centred way, balancing factual material with practical analysis; and, draws on research, good practice and practical examples from the business world, as well as covering issues affecting public sector and third sector organisations. New to this edition: new chapters on contemporary organisations principal environments, the managerial and business environment, developing corporate strategies and developing HR strategies; and chapters on HR strategy and solutions throughout the book in each chapter. Online resources for tutors include: PowerPoint slides; Lecturer's guide including additional exercises; Answers/guidance for the chapter activities and exercises; and additional case studies. Market: students taking new CIPD HRM in Context core module at level 7 (combines existing Managing in a Strategic Business Context and People Management and Development modules).