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Discretion : Understanding Line Managers ’ Role in Human Resource Management

  title={Discretion : Understanding Line Managers ’ Role in Human Resource Management},
  author={Juan L{\'o}pez-Cotarelo},
This paper fills a gap in the strategic human resource management literature by offering new insight into how line managers engage in HR processes. Central to my discussion is the concept of HR discretion, which I define as a manager's capacity to make choices that influence his/her team members' HR outcomes, and their perceptions of those HR outcomes. Following managerial discretion theory (Hambrick & Finkelstein, 1987), HR discretion is both 'handed down' by top management in the design of HR… Expand


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