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The allocation of HRM responsibilities to line managers: where is it most likely to happen?

Brookes, M. and Brewster, C. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5314-1518 (2022) The allocation of HRM responsibilities to line managers: where is it most likely to happen? In: Townsend, K., Bos-Nehles, A. and Jiang, K. (eds.) Research Handbook on Line Managers. Edward Elgar, Chichester, pp. 156-168. ISBN 9781839102738 (In Press)

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This chapter uses large-scale international data to examine the extent to which human resource management (HRM) responsibilities are assigned to line managers, and how far this varies with geography. Much of the debate about line management’s responsibility for HRM focuses upon how strongly the line management role is accepted, but we ask whether and why it is more widely accepted in some national contexts than in others. We explore the impact of a variety of internal organisational characteristics, and of the kind of economy in which organisations operate. What proportion of organisations assign HRM responsibilities to the line, and how far is this dependent on country or market economy? We will discuss the implications of our findings for future research and for practice

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Henley Business School > International Business and Strategy
ID Code:106669
Publisher:Edward Elgar

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