business case

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The justification of progressive HR policies, such as equal opportunity, employee participation, and union recognition, in terms of their contribution to business performance. Arguments of this kind are very common in the HRM literature. However, critics of the business case claim that it provides only a narrow justification for improving employment conditions and that reform can be justified on the grounds of social justice or employee welfare even when there is no discernible benefit, or even a cost, to employers.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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