This qualitative inductive study explores how practitioners and academics adopt human resource management (HRM) by engaging in a capital resource exchange mechanism. The focus of this study is on HRM actors, MBA-alumni HRM practitioners. This explores and investigates how and what kind of capital resource exchange exists in which the actors can engage to obtain the dominant form of capital resources and subsequent social position which influence their implementation. Employing tenets of grounded theory, the qualitative data analysis examined the mechanism through which HRM actors develop and exchange capital resources in their professional and social lives. This is taken as a tool for analyzing how they obtain their desired social position, how they deal with the difference between what they are trained for through their experiences and trainings (structure), and what they can implement in practice by virtue of their current organizational and social role.
HRM Adoption, Capital Resource Exchange Mechanism, MBA-Alumni Practitioners. HRM in Pakistan.