Enthusiastic embrace or critical reception? The German HRM debate

Muller-Camen, Michael (1999) Enthusiastic embrace or critical reception? The German HRM debate. Journal of Management Studies, 36 (4). ISSN 0022-2380


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This paper discusses the reception of human resource management (HRM) in Germany. A review of the German HRM debate shows that this is dominated by business administration academics specializing in this field. In the past, these scholars as well as practitioners have generally embraced the techniques as well as the ideology of HRM. This finding can be explained by a relatively low emphasis on empirical research, a neglect of industrial relations issues, and a strong impact of theories and concepts developed in the USA. Today, however, there appears to be a change towards a more critical appreciation of the US HRM model and a more positive assessment of the German HRM model.

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Research Areas:A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
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