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The drunkard's search: looking for 'HRM' in all the wrong places

The drunkard's search: looking for 'HRM' in all the wrong places

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Title: The drunkard's search: looking for 'HRM' in all the wrong places
Author: McKenna, Steve
Singh, Parbudyal
Richardson, Jules
Abstract: Specific concerns have been raised about the ontologies and epistemologies that have dominated HRM research and the concomitant ubiquity of positivistic research methodologies. These concerns have also given rise to calls for more pioneering research framed within alternative paradigms. This paper considers the theoretical and practical value of alternative approaches to the study of HRM. Results show, drawing on interpretive studies of HRM rooted in different epistemologies, ontologies, and methodologies that a composite body of HRM scholarship is needed, where dominant and emerging approach is to the study of HRM are mutually supportive.
Subject: Interpretivism
Positivism
Performance appraisal
Human resources management
Type: Article
Rights: 10.1007/s11575-008-0006-z
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/6302
Published: Springer Verlag
Citation: McKenna, S., Singh, P., & Richardson, J. (2008). The drunkard’s search: looking for HRM in all the wrong places. Management International Review, 48(1), 115-136.
Date: 2008

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