A processual analysis of HRM-based change.

Francis, Helen and Sinclair, John (2003) A processual analysis of HRM-based change. Organization, 10 (4). pp. 685-706. ISSN 1350 5084

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This article examines the emergence and development of HRM-based change within two private sector manufacturing organizations. We draw upon discourse theory to open up fresh insights into the uncertain and complex nature of organizational change, specifically the socially contested nature of HRM and the essentially fluid nature of organizational discourse. We present a conceptual framework that depicts HRM-based change in the form of multi-layered ‘conversations’, drawing attention to the collaborative and discursive processes by which individuals construct their knowledge and understanding of their organizational world. Our conclusions point to the need for a more critical treatment of the creative and dynamic nature of organizational discourse and of employee perceptions and experiences of HRM-based change.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1350 5084
Electronic ISSN: 1461-7323
Uncontrolled Keywords: case study; discourse; HRM; organizational change;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Management and Law
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 302 Social interaction
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Item ID: 2068
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2008 14:33
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 14:53

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