Private equity and HRM in the British business system

Clark, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-7698-2715, 2007. Private equity and HRM in the British business system. Human Resource Management Journal, 17 (3), pp. 218-226. ISSN 0954-5395

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Who owns the firm? Do changes in owner matter? Will change affect the operational and strategic role of the HR function? For some, the answer will be no precisely because mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, buyouts and privatisations are central activities for a British‐based business where short‐term value for shareholders and financial engineering are key management objectives that structure and inform the work of HR professionals. For other readers, the answer may well be yes; ownership and owner strategies do matter, particularly if a firm is acquired by a relatively new actor in the market for corporate control – the private equity firm.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Human Resource Management Journal
Creators: Clark, I.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: 2007
Volume: 17
Number: 3
ISSN: 0954-5395
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 19 Nov 2018 13:05
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 13:14

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