Stuart McClure: “Gender equality in the United Kingdom and Germany: Human Resource Management in light of conflicting institutional logics”

In Students by jvnf65

  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Management, Business and Economics


My current research is about gender equality in the workplace. Using a case study design, qualitative interviews and an institutional theory framework, my work aims to explore how organisational-level Human Resources (HR) managers in the United Kingdom (UK) and Germany make sense of and navigate different and conflicting paradigms, policies and norms regarding gender and work when making HR decisions. In doing so, the study contributes to the literature and theory on conflicting institutional logics by evaluating how such conflicting logics lead to, enable or hinder divergent institutional change regarding the implementation of gender equality. The study also considers the hitherto underexplored micro foundations of institutional theory by evaluating how individuals use their day-to-day interactions with one another and with institutional logics to make sense of and to shape these logics.