This chapter draws on insights from different fields of study to explain how the regulatory context informs the development and application of employer human resource management (HRM) choices within organisations. In considering the contribution of fields such as organisational studies, industrial relations, comparative politics, economics and legal regulation, we note that in most developed countries in the last 10–20 years, the regulation of employment has shifted from a predominantly institutional to organisational setting. Despite this change, which brings the role of HR Mand ‘the firm’ in to closers crutiny, we nevertheless maintain that changes in regulatory structures and methods do not equate to a shift from regulation to deregulation, as is often asserted. While the management ...
The Regulative Framework for HRM
The regulative framework for HRM