Employment relations in Chile: evidence of HRM practices

Jenny K. Rodriguez

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Abstract

This paper presents empirical evidence about HRM practices in Chilean organisations with the aims of providing an overview of employment relations and adding to limited existing literature. Research was conducted in a sample of 2000 Chilean workers in the Metropolitan Region. The paper argues that HRM practices in Chilean organisations illustrate the normative perspective of modern HRM discourse, where managers understand the nature of employment relationships to be the control of workers. While HRM processes are articulated under a discourse of worker emancipation, in reality, discursive practices perpetuate patterns of subordination that have historically shaped employment relations in Chile.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-446
Number of pages23
JournalIndustrial Relations/Relations Industrielles
Volume65
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Chile
  • developing countries
  • employment relations
  • HRM
  • Latin America
  • human resource management

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