Strategic Human Resource Development

A Journey in Eight Stages

  • Matthias T. Meifert

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. What Is Strategic HR Development?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthias T. Meifert
      Pages 3-22
    3. Walter Jochmann
      Pages 23-33
  3. Strategic HR Development in Eight Stages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Matthias T. Meifert
      Pages 51-60
    3. Philipp Hölzle
      Pages 61-80
    4. Robert Girbig, Peter Härzke
      Pages 81-108
    5. Stefan Leinweber
      Pages 109-133
    6. Alexander v. Preen, Hans-Georg Blang, Giuseppe Costa, Wibke Schmidt
      Pages 135-157
    7. Nico Bödeker, Eberhard Hübbe
      Pages 159-179
    8. Frederic Fredersdorf, Beate Glasmacher
      Pages 181-215
    9. Matthias T. Meifert
      Pages 217-232
    10. Julius Lassalle, Saskia-Maria Weh, Matthias T. Meifert
      Pages 233-251
  4. The Challenges of HR Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Torsten Bittlingmaier
      Pages 255-263
    3. Thomas Hartmann
      Pages 265-278
    4. Julia Lemmer, Matthias T. Meifert
      Pages 295-305
    5. Robert Girbig, Matthias T. Meifert
      Pages 307-313
    6. Henriette-Muriel Müller, Alexander Thomas, Jan-Peter Müller
      Pages 315-326
  5. Prospects for Strategic HR Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 339-360

About this book


In an era that has brought new and unexpected challenges for virtually every company, one would be hard-pressed to find any responsible manager who is not thinking about what the future will bring. In the wake of these challenges, strategic planning has moved from being the reserve of large corporations to becoming an essential need for even small and medium-sized enterprises. But what good is even the most convincing strategic concept if the company’s people are unwilling or unable to put it into practice? The key is to develop people, and to develop them not only for the work of today, but also for the challenges that the future holds. Strategic HR development has become a decisive force for the success of any business. This book, edited by Matthias T. Meifert, shows us which basic considerations we need to remember and what strategic HR development means in practice. Its interesting and vivid approach takes the reader on a tour of the eight stages of HR development, introduces the critical factors, and highlights many practical recommendations for strategic HR development practice in business. The second German edition picks up on the popular original edition of 2008 and revises it to match recent developments. Again, it has managed to square the circle of giving a forum to leading researchers in the field while leaving enough room for a close and vivid survey of the practitioner’s experience with the topic. Anybody who wants to know what strategic HR development can mean and how it can be introduced in practice at a company cannot pass by this essential book.

Professor Dr Dr h.c. Lutz von Rosenstiel, Chair of Organizational and Industrial Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich


HR Development HR Management Human Resource Development Occupational Psychology Organisational Psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias T. Meifert
    • 1
  1. 1.HRpepper GmbH & Co.KGaABerlinGermany

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