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What about agency in e-HRM?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. -.
2017 (English)In: Electronic HRM in the smart era / [ed] T. V. Bondarouk, H. J. M. Ruël and E. Parry, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose

This chapter addresses a lack of theory building in electronic-HRM (e-HRM) research and attempts to contribute with a (re-)conceptualisation of e-HRM as a nexus of practices and their material arrangements.

Methodology/approach

The work draws on theories from information systems research, science and technology studies, and sociology and organisation studies.

Findings

The (re-)conceptualisation indicates that future research should make further enquiries into the role of human agency and political processes in e-HRM.

Practical implications

As a methodological pathway a combination of ethnography and philosophical hermeneutics is proposed, enabling the achievement of a required pertinent sensibility in the study of social practices and human intentionality. Action research is also considered to be relevant for an engaged e-HRM scholarship.

Social implications

The social implication of this research is the advancement of theories that emphasise the importance of human agency, morality and materiality in organisational processes.

Originality/value of the chapter

The conceptualisation may thus facilitate research that reveal insights about involvement, reciprocity and power in e-HRM projects – knowledge that can direct the development of e-HRM project teams and thus facilitate strategic HRM.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017.
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Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-371590DOI: 10.1108/978-1-78714-315-920161010ISBN: 978-1-78714-316-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-371590DiVA, id: diva2:1273686
Available from: 2018-12-21 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved

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