HRM, Technical Workers and the Multinational Corporation [NOOK Book]

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This book is the first major in-depth study of the impact of contemporary management practices on a rapidly expanding set of white-collar occupations, namely technical workers. It investigates whether HRM schemes such as employee appraisals and performance related pay have transformed technical work to such an extent that it can no longer be described as a 'service contract'. The book contains detailed examination of the nature of managerial control over employees who, by virtue of their committment, present ...
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HRM, Technical Workers and the Multinational Corporation

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Overview

This book is the first major in-depth study of the impact of contemporary management practices on a rapidly expanding set of white-collar occupations, namely technical workers. It investigates whether HRM schemes such as employee appraisals and performance related pay have transformed technical work to such an extent that it can no longer be described as a 'service contract'. The book contains detailed examination of the nature of managerial control over employees who, by virtue of their committment, present their employers with problems that are often ignored by prescriptive models of HRM.
The empirical evidence features case studies of matched pairs of hi-tech firms in the Irish Republic. The author examines recent debates about the nature of employment and the role of the multinational corporations within the so-called 'Celtic Tiger' Irish economy.
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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
1 Management practices, technical workers and the service relationship 1
2 Multinational corporations, human resource management and technical labour 23
3 Recruitment, occupations and qualifications 43
4 Markets, projects and routines 58
5 Managerial authority and bureaucratic control 83
6 Pay, status and performance 104
7 Careers, labour markets and job hierarchies 121
8 Conclusions 146
Appendix 163
Bibliography 166
Index 178
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