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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2001, with research papers and assignments.

Should HR Professionals Be Employee Advocates? - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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Stark, E., & Poppler, P. (2017). Evolution of a strange pathology: HRM as a strategic business partner and employee advocate in the USA. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 29(1), 1-14.

Abbott, K. (2015), The totalitarian dynamic behind HRM's democratic façade. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53: 204–220.

Beer, M., Boselie, P., & Brewster, C. (2015). Back to the future: Implications for the field of HRM of the multistakeholder perspective proposed 30 years ago. Human Resource Management, 54(3), 427-438.

Pohler, D., & Willness, C. 2014. Balancing interests in the search for occupational legitimacy: the HR Professionalization Project in Canada. Human Resource Management, 53(3), 467-488.

Jackson, S. E., Schuler, R. S., & Jiang, K. (2014). An aspirational framework for strategic human resource management. The Academy of Management Annals, 8(1), 1-56.

Van Buren, H. J., Greenwood, M., & Sheehan, C. (2011). Strategic human resource management and the decline of employee focus. Human Resource Management Review, 21(3), 209-219.

Brown, M., Metz, I., Cregan, C., & Kulik, C. (2009). Irreconcilable differences? strategic human resource management and employee well-being. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 47(3), 270-294.

Boselie, P., Brewster, C., & Paauwe, J. (2009). In search of balance – managing the dualities of HRM: An overview of the issues. Personnel Review, 38(5), 461-471.

Lengnick-Hall, M. L., Lengnick-Hall, C. A., Andrade, L. S., & Drake, B. (2009). Strategic human resource management: The evolution of the field. Human Resource Management Review, 19(2), 64-85.

Friedman, B. A. (2007). Globalization implications for human resource management roles. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 19(3), 157-171.

Francis, H., & Keegan, A. (2006). The changing face of HRM: In search of balance. Human Resource Management Journal, 16(3), 231-249.

Hammonds (2005) Why we hate HR. Fast Company, 97.

Kochan, T. (2004). Restoring trust in the human resource management profession. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 42, 132–146.

Rynes, S. (2004). Where do we go from here? Imagining new roles for human resources. Journal of Management Inquiry, 13(3), 203-213.

Losey, M. R. (1999). Mastering the competencies of HR management. Human Resource Management, 38, 99–102.

Losey, M. R. (1997). The future HR professional: competency buttressed by advocacy and ethics. Human Resource Management, 36, 147–150.

Beatty, R. W., & Schneier, C. E. (1997). New HR roles to impact organizational performance: From “partners” to “players”. Human Resource Management, 36(1), 29-37.

Truss, C., Gratton, L., Hope-Hailey, V., McGovern, P., & Stiles, P. (1997). Soft and hard models of human resource management: A reappraisal. Journal of Management Studies, 34(1), 53-73.