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dc.contributor.authorFOX, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeizmann, Hen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-21T10:16:05Z
dc.date.available2017-03-23en_US
dc.date.submitted2017-04-05T15:40:40.851Z
dc.identifier.issn1466-4399en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/25325
dc.description.abstractThis study of HRM in an Australian insurance firm applies a critical discursive perspective to examine HR managers’ attempts to position themselves as Human Resources Business Partners. Analyzing semi-structured interviews, we aim to provide a situated understanding of HR managers’ experiences as they sought to become accepted as co-equal partners by line management. Our findings draw attention to the gap between prescriptive accounts of HR Business Partnering and the tensions and legitimacy struggles HR managers face when adopting their new roles. We show the impact of line management’s resistance to HRM and the concomitant need for HR managers to legitimate their position in a new way. The introduction of an organizational culture survey, in particular, supplemented discursive attempts to promote the change amongst line managers and constituted a key driver in the process. Our study contributes to the study of HRM change by showing how the shift to an HRM business partnership model can be a precarious accomplishment: (1) enacted through the interweaving of discursive and socio-material practices, and (2) subject to the constraints of existing organisational power/knowledge relations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe International Journal of Human Resource Managementen_US
dc.subjectHRM, HR business partnership, discourse theory, actor-networken_US
dc.titleO Partner, Where Art Thou? A Critical Discursive Analysis of HR Managers' Struggle For Legitimacyen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder© 2017 Routledge
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09585192.2017.1314974en_US
pubs.notesNo embargoen_US
pubs.notesDue to be published online in a few months according to the Editor but not in an issue until 2019.en_US
pubs.publication-statusAccepteden_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-03-23en_US


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