Line Management's View of the HR Function in the Electricity Generation Industry In Australia

Doug Davies

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The literature states that if many HR functions are devolved to the line managers in organisations, those managers, due to the operational needs of their organisation, will relegate the HR aspect to a minor role. Many of the urgent HR functions will not be done or will be done on an ad hoc basis. This research paper, based on original research in the Electricity Generation industry in Australia, has found the contrary view. The line managers surveyed, both through interview and questionnaire, are aware of the importance of the HR function to the efficient running of an organisation, and tend to place great importance on that area of management. In fact, in a number of the interviews, many of the managers considered that they required more training in the area to more effectively perform their management functions, one of the major areas being HR. However, due to the nature of the industry, operational needs will take priority over the HR needs
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-79
Number of pages8
JournalAcademy of Taiwan Business Management Review
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Fingerprint

Electricity generation
Industry
HR function
Line management
Managers
Line managers
Questionnaire
Ad hoc

Cite this

@article{1791d415729040d8989116a03efcf695,
title = "Line Management's View of the HR Function in the Electricity Generation Industry In Australia",
abstract = "The literature states that if many HR functions are devolved to the line managers in organisations, those managers, due to the operational needs of their organisation, will relegate the HR aspect to a minor role. Many of the urgent HR functions will not be done or will be done on an ad hoc basis. This research paper, based on original research in the Electricity Generation industry in Australia, has found the contrary view. The line managers surveyed, both through interview and questionnaire, are aware of the importance of the HR function to the efficient running of an organisation, and tend to place great importance on that area of management. In fact, in a number of the interviews, many of the managers considered that they required more training in the area to more effectively perform their management functions, one of the major areas being HR. However, due to the nature of the industry, operational needs will take priority over the HR needs",
author = "Doug Davies",
year = "2007",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
pages = "72--79",
journal = "Academy of Taiwan Business Management Revie",
issn = "1813-0534",
number = "1",

}

Line Management's View of the HR Function in the Electricity Generation Industry In Australia. / Davies, Doug.

In: Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007, p. 72-79.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Line Management's View of the HR Function in the Electricity Generation Industry In Australia

AU - Davies, Doug

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - The literature states that if many HR functions are devolved to the line managers in organisations, those managers, due to the operational needs of their organisation, will relegate the HR aspect to a minor role. Many of the urgent HR functions will not be done or will be done on an ad hoc basis. This research paper, based on original research in the Electricity Generation industry in Australia, has found the contrary view. The line managers surveyed, both through interview and questionnaire, are aware of the importance of the HR function to the efficient running of an organisation, and tend to place great importance on that area of management. In fact, in a number of the interviews, many of the managers considered that they required more training in the area to more effectively perform their management functions, one of the major areas being HR. However, due to the nature of the industry, operational needs will take priority over the HR needs

AB - The literature states that if many HR functions are devolved to the line managers in organisations, those managers, due to the operational needs of their organisation, will relegate the HR aspect to a minor role. Many of the urgent HR functions will not be done or will be done on an ad hoc basis. This research paper, based on original research in the Electricity Generation industry in Australia, has found the contrary view. The line managers surveyed, both through interview and questionnaire, are aware of the importance of the HR function to the efficient running of an organisation, and tend to place great importance on that area of management. In fact, in a number of the interviews, many of the managers considered that they required more training in the area to more effectively perform their management functions, one of the major areas being HR. However, due to the nature of the industry, operational needs will take priority over the HR needs

M3 - Article

VL - 3

SP - 72

EP - 79

JO - Academy of Taiwan Business Management Revie

JF - Academy of Taiwan Business Management Revie

SN - 1813-0534

IS - 1

ER -