Paradox and power: A structurationist perspective on managers hesitation regarding people management

Bader, Anna Katharina (2016) Paradox and power: A structurationist perspective on managers hesitation regarding people management. German Journal of Human Resource Management: Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, 30 (2). pp. 108-124. ISSN 2397-0022

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2397002216632136

Abstract

Research has broadly investigated the role of line managers in human resource management. However, several studies have shown that line managers perceive there to be high pressure on their operational performance, often at the expense of their role as people managers. Combining Giddens’ theory of structuration and paradox lens as theoretical backgrounds, I aim to explain this phenomenon by accounting for the embeddedness of line managers in organizations as social and political systems. Therefore, I developed a circular structuration model displaying the process and dynamics that influence the development and change of norms for coping with paradoxical tensions. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Line management, paradox, paradox in human resource management, power in human resource management, theory of structuration
Subjects: N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2019 09:44
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 09:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37681

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