Emergence of Strategic Human Resource Management Historical Perspective
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 7 No. 1 (2006): Vol-7-Issue-1-January-2006
The world of business has become a struggle to gain competitive advantage in a much larger and
more demanding marketplace. Markets now stretch across international boundaries, trade barriers
have crumbled and distribution channels have become more efficient. In order to survive, the strategic
human resource management provides support to the executives for formulating successful strategies.
The strategic management is concerned with policy decisions effecting the entire organization, overall
objective being to position the organization to deal effectively with its environment. Strategic HRM aims
to provide a sense of direction in an often turbulent environment so that organizational and business
needs can be translated into coherent and practical policies and programs . It provides competitive
advantage over the others.