How valid are HRM's democratic credentials?

The National HRD Network is pleased to announce a Virtual Learning Session on "How valid are HRM's democratic credentials?" on Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 at 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

TOPIC

The terms ‘authoritarian’ and ‘democratic’ are political concepts often applied as a means of distinguishing human resource management (HRM) from older forms of labour management, the common assertion being that former authoritarian practices have become more democratic under HRM. This talk challenges this view by arguing that the foundational principles and practices of HRM, when orientated by the expectations of a ‘desired’ organisational culture, cast it into a role that involves mobilising the collective psychology of organisational members to accept willingly the legitimacy of managerial authority and the virtues of firm loyalty. It is suggested that such a role has no parallel in orthodox democratic arrangements; that if political concepts are to be applied to the way labour is managed under HRM, a clearer affinity exists with the aims and practices of totalitarian regimes and their use of propaganda and other means to control civilian populations.

SPEAKER

Dr Keith Abbott (Cantab) is the Chair of Employment Relations and Human Resource Management units at both Graduate and Post-Graduate Level, and his research interests centre on the politics and philosophy of labour managment systems.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

 

For any query, please contact:
Avinash Khurana,
National HRD Network
avinash.khurana@nationalhrd.org

Virtual Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Chapter

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