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High Performance Management: A Literature Review

Butler, Peter, Felstead, Alan, Ashton, David, Fuller, Alison, Lee, Tracey, Unwin, Lorna and Walters, Sally (2004) High Performance Management: A Literature Review. Other. University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. (Unpublished)

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    In recent years there has been widespread discussion
    concerning the purported shift away from Taylorism towards a
    new production paradigm premised upon techniques of highperformance
    management (HPM). This paper argues that in
    seeking to capture the essence of the phenomenon
    commentators typically privilege different aspects of the
    management function. For example, some emphasise the
    importance of task formulation while others focus heavily on
    the management of human resources. Drawing on recent work
    by Bélanger et al. (2002) it is argued that any construct needs
    to be to be understood as a composite covering three discrete
    but related spheres: production management, work
    organisation and employee relations. The paper then moves on
    to consider the principal theoretical debates surrounding the
    emergent model; namely, the compatibility of HPM with neoliberal
    orthodoxy; the impact of HPM on productivity; and,
    finally, the implications of HPM vis-à-vis employees. The
    paper concludes that there is a need for the development of
    more refined analytical tools and similarly the excavation of
    data more sensitive to potential sectoral dynamics.

    Item Type: Monograph (Other)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2010 16:46
    Last Modified: 31 Aug 2010 10:18


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