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Title: Templates for financial control? Management and employees under the private equity business model
Authors: Clark, Ian Arthur
First Published: 27-Mar-2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Human Resource Management Journal, 2013, 23 (2), pp. 144-159
Abstract: The term ‘private equity business model’ (PEBM) refers to private equity investors that delist publicly quoted firms, managing them as private equity-controlled portfolio firms. But how and in what form do these investors diffuse a preferred template for the PEBM in portfolio firms? Is diffusion codified, institutionalised or merely tacit? What is the difference between these forms of diffusion? As a method of financial control, how is diffusion evident for managers and workers? Theoretically, while ‘financialisation’ is a contemporary pressure on the British economy, there is a ‘disconnection’ between competitive pressures for financialisation and the diffusion of practices to manage these pressures in portfolio firms. Forty-two interviews in eight portfolio firms and five associated private equity firms concludes that potentially transformative and decisive restructuring for managers and workers is more evident than a defined template.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2012.00192.x
ISSN: 0954-5395
eISSN: 1748-8583
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2012, Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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