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New directions in the roles and responsibilities of the HRM function (Guest Editorial)

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dc.contributor.author Morley, Michael
dc.contributor.author Gunnigle, Patrick
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Collings, David
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-28T12:01:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-28T12:01:07Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Morley, M., Gunnigle, P., O’Sullivan, M. and Collings, D. (eds) (2006) ‘Guest Editorial: New Directions in the Roles and Responsibilities of the HRM Function’, Personnel Review, Vol. 35, No. 6: 609-617. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/388
dc.description peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue, which brings together five papers exploring the changing anatomy of HRM at organisational level. Design/methodology/approach – This overarching paper briefly contextualises the theme and introduces the five selected empirical papers. Findings – The findings in this paper vary according to the core theme of each of the five contributions. The first paper highlights whether the mix of distributed HR activities between the HR department and internal/external agents may be understood to be less a product of contextual influences and more a matter of corporate choice. The second paper establishes that role dissonance is a very real issue for middle managers with HR responsibilities. The third paper unearths the complexities and challenges involved in changing existing HRM procedures and practices in a post-merger scenario. The fourth paper provides an understanding of the management of human resource supply chains and outlines five, empirically derived, generic models of HR outsourcing. The final paper finds that human resource IT diffusion and take-up is primarily fuelled by interpersonal communication and network interactions among potential adopters. Originality/value – Combined, the papers offer insights on the changing anatomy of the HRM function against the backdrop of a dynamic contemporary organisational landscape and showcase cross-national research on the theme. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Personnel Review;35/6
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00483480610702683
dc.subject human resource management en_US
dc.subject human resource strategies
dc.title New directions in the roles and responsibilities of the HRM function (Guest Editorial) en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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