Paying the piper: choice and constraint in changing HR functional roles

Truss, Catherine, Gratton, Lynda, Hope-Hailey, Veronica, Stiles, Philip and Zaleska, Joanna (2002) Paying the piper: choice and constraint in changing HR functional roles. Human Resource Management Journal, 12 (2). pp. 39-63. ISSN 0954-5395

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Abstract

HR directors are often exhorted to play a more 'strategic' role in their organisations. However, it is not necessarily clear what is meant by this, or whether it is possible for departments to change their role at a whim. In this article we examine the changing role of the HR function within two contrasting organisations - an NHS trust and a bank - over a period of seven years. Drawing on role-set theory and concepts of negotiated order, we illustrate how HR functional roles are located within a complex and dynamic social setting, and present a model that seeks to map these interrelationships.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Joy Blake
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2010 11:29
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 11:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/47978
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