Human Resource Management: Gendered Terrain?

Truss, C. (1999) Human Resource Management: Gendered Terrain? International Journal of Human Resource Management, 10 (2). pp. 180-200. ISSN 0958-5192 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper addresses the question of whether human resource management can offer greater possibilities for training, development or career advancement for women. Data from two case-study organizations with contrasting approaches to HRM ('soft' and 'hard') are presented. It was found that events in the external environment had impacted on both organizations and led to a reconceptualization of careers which had affected men and women. In general, women at Lloyds Bank, which was characterized by a bias towards the 'hard' approach to HRM, fared less well than those at Hewlett Packard, where the rhetoric, at least, was of 'soft' HRM. However, women's presence at higher levels in both organizations was limited.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: J. Ziya
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2010 13:08
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2010 13:08
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25689 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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