The (potential) demise of HRM?

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This article seeks to provoke that HRM, both as an academic field of study and as a form of professional practice, is at risk of impoverishment. The main reasoning for this is because of ideological individualism and marketization with an attendant neglect on wider organizational, employee and societal concerns. Following a review of the context of financialized capitalism three contemporary developments in HRM are used to illustrate the argument: reward strategies; talent management; and high performance work systems (HPWS). Implications for the practice of HRM and the way the subject area is taught in mainstream business schools are considered.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalHuman Resource Management Journal
Early online date20 Apr 2018
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Publication statusPublished - 2018

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