Personnel Review: Volume 40 Issue 5

A Journal of People, Work, and Organisations


Table of contents - Special Issue: Diversity in HRM research

Guest Editors: Dorien Kooij, Jaap Paauwe, Karin Sanders

Antecedents of front‐line managers' perceptions of HR role stressors

Caroline Gilbert, Sophie De Winne, Luc Sels

Based on role theory, this paper seeks to investigate the impact of HR devolution characteristics (number of devolved HR tasks), characteristics of the HR devolution context…


HR transformation and shared services: Adoption and adaptation in Swedish organisations

Anders Boglind, Freddy Hällstén, Per Thilander

This paper seeks to compare Ulrich's model of HR transformation/shared service organisation (the “three‐legged stool”) with the empirical evidence from the research. The aim of…


Variations in evaluative repertoires: Comparing employee perspectives on training and development in Germany and Russia

Katharina Pernkopf‐Konhäusner, Julia Brandl

While it is acknowledged that societal context matters for employee expectations on training and development, the complexity of this relationship is still little explored. This…


Combining diverse knowledge: knowledge workers' experience of specialist and generalist roles

Gráinne Kelly, Michele Mastroeni, Edel Conway, Kathy Monks, Katie Truss, Patrick Flood, Enda Hannon

The aim of this paper is to contribute to understanding the nature of specialist and generalist human capital by exploring the ways in which knowledge workers view their…


Employment relationships as drivers of firm flexibility and learning

Alvaro López‐Cabrales, Ramon Valle, Jose L. Galan

This paper seeks to analyse whether the firm model of employment relationships is associated with functional flexibility and organisational learning (exploratory versus…


Under‐employment among recent graduates: a review of the literature

Tracy Scurry, John Blenkinsopp

The purpose of this paper is to offer a systematic review of the literature that explores under‐employment among recent graduates. Literature from a range of disciplines is…

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