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Managerial capture of Human Resource Development (HRD): a legitimisation strategy of petroleum sector employers in Nigeria

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As a field of study, Human Resource Development (HRD) has continued to undergo enrichment process since inception (few decades ago) covering multiple dimensions including training and development, educational attainment, workforce skills and population health among other arrays of employment policies which can help facilitate organisations with workforce and set of appropriate skills/competences that are requisite in quickly dealing with and adapting to new work challenges. In continuing this enrichment process, this current paper incorporates the interface of managerial capture: a fundamental of managerialism which can disable or make HRD hard to progress as well as the legitimisation strategies used by employers to normalise managerial capture of HRD – particularly in developing economies - such as Nigerian employment terrain that is embroiled in corporate-stakeholder conflict. Relying on thematic textual analysis (TTA) of interview data, the study identified and analysed four Leeuwen’s legitimisation strategies: authorisation, moralisation, mythopoesis, rationalisation, and added the fifth – managerialism, which petroleum sector employers rely on to managerially capture and legitimise HRD capture in Nigerian employment terrain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of BAM Annual Conference 2019
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2019
EventBAM Annual Conference 2019: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in uncertain times: challenges and opportunities - Aston Business School, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20195 Sep 2019
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3502

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ConferenceBAM Annual Conference 2019: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in uncertain times: challenges and opportunities
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAston Business School, Birmingham
Period3/09/195/09/19
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