In this article we consider the impact of private equity and buyouts on employment, remuneration, and other human resource management practices by reviewing and synthesizing existing studies. We show that the impact tends to differ between buyouts and buy-ins, and argue that private equity is a heterogeneous phenomenon. Several issues that would benefit from further research are identified including the relative impact on employment, terms and conditions and job quality for managerial and non-managerial employees.

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Keywords HRM, buyouts, employment renumeration, private equity
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Journal Journal of Industrial Relations
Wright, D.M, Bacon, N, & Amess, K. (2009). The Impact of Private Equity and Buyouts on Employment, Remuneration and other HRM Practices. Journal of Industrial Relations, 51(4), 501–515. doi:10.1177/0022185609339515