Why resilience managers aren’t resilient, and what human resource management can do about it

Branicki, Layla, Steyer, Véronique and Sullivan-Taylor, Bridgette (2019). Why resilience managers aren’t resilient, and what human resource management can do about it. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30 (8), pp. 1261-1286.


Prior resilience research typically focuses on either the individual or the organisational level of analysis, emphasises resilience in relation to day-to-day stressors rather than extreme events and is empirically under-developed. In response, our study inductively theorises about the relationships between individual and organisational resilience, drawing upon a large-scale study of resilience work in UK and French organisations. Our first-hand accounts of resilience work reveal the micro-processes involved in producing resilient organisations, and highlight the challenges experienced in doing resilience work in large organisations. We show that these micro-processes have significant implications for resilience at both individual and organisational levels, and draw implications for how HRM interventions can help to promote individual, and thus organisational, resilience.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1244104
Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Aston Business School > Marketing & Strategy
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The International Journal of Human Resource Management on 31/10/16, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09585192.2016.1244104
Uncontrolled Keywords: conceptual taint,dirty jobs,human resource management,resilience,taint management strategies,Strategy and Management,Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management,Management of Technology and Innovation
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Published Date: 2019-04-28
Published Online Date: 2016-10-31
Accepted Date: 2016-10-29
Authors: Branicki, Layla
Steyer, Véronique
Sullivan-Taylor, Bridgette ( 0000-0003-0486-807X)



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