Ethical human resource management: a critical analysis

Khan, Muhammad (2014) Ethical human resource management: a critical analysis. In: British Academy of Management, 9 - 11 september 2014, Belfast Waterfront, Northern Ireland.

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In modern day, Human Resource Management (HRM) is seen as a mere variant of management control aiming intentionally to ‘colonize’ the identity of the individual employee which points to the contradictions between the idealised HRM theories and its practice commonly referred to as the difference between rhetoric and reality. These critical analyses suggest that HRM reflects a historical shift in the way work is defined and managed and research has to be undertaken on how morality and ethics may be represented in the discourse, lived experiences, practice and broader context of HR professionals. The HR function will continue to face challenges in balancing business imperatives and ethical values but as long as the corporate and HR leadership remains committed, no challenge may be insurmountable.

Keywords:HRM, Ethics
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N600 Human Resource Management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:01 Dec 2014 16:28

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