Managerial and Professional Employees in Britain

Edward J. Snape, Greg J. Bamber

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There is an increasing realisation that managerial and professional staff play a crucial role in determining the success of the organisations which employ them, whether in the private or the public sector. Hence there is a growing concern with the quality and development of such staff. A detailed study of these important occupational groups, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC reference F/00/23/00 98) was conducted by the authors. Although focused on Britain, the research is linked with parallel studies being undertaken in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and several other European countries. The broader international study will be published within the next year as Roomkin, M. (Ed.), The Changing Character of Managerial Employment: A Comparative View Oxford, University Press, New York and Oxford. The demographic and educational trends which relate to managerial and professional employees, their careers and other aspects of the management of such human resources are discussed. The remuneration of managerial and professional staff, their unionisation and their role in the wider society are then considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-48
Number of pages47
JournalEmployee Relations
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1987


  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Management Education
  • Pay
  • Trade Unions
  • Britain
  • UK
  • managers
  • professionals
  • managerial employment
  • professional employees
  • careers
  • remuneration
  • HRM
  • industrial relations

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