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It was suggested over ten years ago that new and different perspectives needed to be applied to the Personnel/Human Resources Management field in an effort to (P /HRM) promote theory and research and expand our understanding of the dynamics underlying P/HRM processes. Both theory and research are emerging which characterize important P/HRM decisions and activities substantially influenced by opportunistic behavior of both subordinates and supervisors. The purpose of the present review is to systematically examine the P/HRM field from a political influence perspective, reviewing existing theory and research and discussing future directions.


**Note** There is a revised and published version of this paper. Published by the Journal of Management, 1991, Vol.17, No.2,447-488.

Suggested Citation
Ferris, G. R., & Judge, T. A. (1990). Personnel/Human resources management: A political influence perspective (CAHRS Working Paper #90-21). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.