Representations of Human Resources Management and Organizatıonal Behavıor in Cinama: Case Study Research


Turkish Studies - Social Sciences , vol.15, no.3, pp.1682-1699, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


The meaning that people attribute to work has emerged in various artistic representations since thepaintings drawn on the cave wall long ago. When artistic representations are accepted as the meaning placedby a society, the discourses of symbolic interactionism theory are effective. Symbols are important in termsof having the same meaning for a certain society. The facts of a society, which cannot be reached by differentresearch methods, are revealed with the study of artistic representations. In this study, it was aimed toexamine the representations of human resources management and organizational behavior in cinema filmsand make meaningful inferences within the framework of these disciplines. The problems sought in theresearch are as follows: “How is human resources management and organizational behavior represented incinema? What meanings can be derived from these disciplines?” Various meanings were tried to be taken bylooking at cinema in terms of human resources management and organizational behavior disciplines. The research was built on a case study method with a qualitative approach. A selective and critical approach wasadopted in the selection of case studies. The cinema films that were produced between 2006 and 2015, whichwere made in America or French and have the qualities that can answer the research problem, were taken intoconsideration by paying attention to the fact that they have a strong representation power in working life. Thedata obtained were analyzed with content analysis technique and presented as themes. As a result of thestudy, it has been revealed that aesthetic labor can be important in recruitment interviews, the contribution ofreverse mentoring and innovative business practices to the success of the company, the negative effects ofelectronically dismissal interviews and the ineffective and beneficial role of human resource management.