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dc.contributor.authorBolton, Sharon C-
dc.contributor.authorHoulihan, Maeve-
dc.contributor.authorLaaser, Knut-
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-06T04:00:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/10720-
dc.description.abstractThis article proposes the lens of moral economy as a useful ethical framework through which to assess HRM practice, with a particular focus on the strategic use of contingent work ('non-standard' employment practices including temporary, agency and outsourced work). While contingent work practices have a variety of impetuses we focus here on their strategic use in the pursuit of economic and flexibility goals. A review of the contingent work literature conveys mixed messages about its outcomes for individuals, and more opaquely, for organisations: on the one hand transferring risks yet on the other, creating opportunities. A moral economy lens views employment as a relationship rooted in a web of social dependencies, and considers that 'thick' relations produce valuable ethical surpluses that represent mutuality and human flourishing. Applying such an approach to the analysis of contingent work enables a fresh interpretation of contradictory individual and collective outcomes observed in the research literature. We suggest that evaluations informed by moral economy offer a more holistic appraisal of HRM practices such as contingent work, where both economic and social opportunities and costs can be more fully seen. In this way we not only highlight the ethical inadequacies of neglecting the human in HRM but also the conceptual pitfalls of analytically separating the economic from the social.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag-
dc.relationBolton SC, Houlihan M & Laaser K (2012) Contingent Work and Its Contradictions: Towards a Moral Economy Framework, Journal of Business Ethics, 111 (1), pp. 121-132.-
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dc.subjectHRMen_UK
dc.subjectContingent worken_UK
dc.subjectEmploymenten_UK
dc.subjectMoral economyen_UK
dc.subjectEthicsen_UK
dc.subjectHuman flourishingen_UK
dc.subject.lcshPersonnel management-
dc.subject.lcshEconomics Moral and ethical aspects-
dc.titleContingent Work and Its Contradictions: Towards a Moral Economy Frameworken_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-012-1439-7-
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Business Ethics-
dc.citation.issn0167-4544-
dc.citation.volume111-
dc.citation.issue1-
dc.citation.spage121-
dc.citation.epage132-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailsharon.bolton@stir.ac.uk-
dc.contributor.affiliationSMS Management and Support Team-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Dublin (UCD)-
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement Work and Organisation-
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dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
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