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Social Legitimacy of the HRM Profession: A US Perspective

Thomas A. Kochan

in The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199547029
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199547029.003.0029

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Social Legitimacy of the HRM Profession: A US Perspective

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This article argues that HR professionals need to treat business strategy as an endogenous variable, be more externally focused and skilled at building networks and productive alliances with other groups and institutions, become more analytical and able to document the benefits associated with effective HR policies and practices to firms and employees, and be skilled at managing in an increasingly transparent society and information savvy workforce. The changing gender composition of the HR profession may affect its success in making these changes and meeting these challenges. Ironically, however, significant change in the status and legitimacy of the HR profession may require a rebalancing of power in employment relations.

Keywords: social legitimacy; HRM profession; business strategy; productive alliances; gender composition; employment relations

Article.  8636 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Human Resource Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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