Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorBolton, Sharon Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWay, Rozen_UK
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this research is to examine the role of various management functions within the complex multi-layered and multi-faceted history and structure that is the National Health Service (NHS) hospital service and explore the legitimacy of the role of human resource management (HRM). Design/methodology/approach - Semi-structured interviews with senior medical professionals and HR managers of one particular Hospital Trust are presented within a conceptual framework based upon an interpretivist notion of "vocabularies of motive". Findings - Qualitative research at an executive level demonstrates vocabularies of motives in action, where it appears that the role and status of HRM is potentially more dominant and influential than has previously been suggested. Research limitations/implications - Data are limited to a small group of senior managers and medical professionals and, therefore, does not represent generalisable knowledge. It does, however, offer insights from actors employed in senior roles in one particular hospital trust employing a conceptual framework that may have relevance for other studies concerned with the role of HRM and the dynamics of organisational change. Practical implications - The paper offers insights into the complexities of change in a complex bureaucracy such as the NHS hospital service. It suggests that government policy and management practice can benefit from an understanding of the various vocabularies of motive at play and how these may effect the successful interpretation of policy into practice. Originality/value - The paper offers original data and a useful conceptual framework which offers the potential for a more nuanced understanding of the implementation and interpretation of government policy in the NHS hospital serviceen_UK
dc.relationBolton SC & Way R (2007) Human resource management at the negotiating table: Vocabularies of motive and the NHS hospital service. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 20 (4), pp. 304-313.
dc.rightsThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.en_UK
dc.subjectNational Health Serviceen_UK
dc.subjectHuman resource managementen_UK
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen_UK
dc.titleHuman resource management at the negotiating table: Vocabularies of motive and the NHS hospital serviceen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Bolton_2007_Human_resource_management_at_the_negotiating_table.pdf] The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleInternational Journal of Public Sector Managementen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement, Work and Organisationen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationLancaster Universityen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorBolton, Sharon C|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWay, Roz|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
Appears in Collections:Management, Work and Organisation Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Bolton_2007_Human_resource_management_at_the_negotiating_table.pdfFulltext - Published Version84.52 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 3000-12-01    Request a copy

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.