International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM

International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM

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'This highly original book focuses on human resource management issues in the context of entrepreneurial and small firms, including original theoretical and empirical chapters. . . the book offers a unique insight into understanding the role of HRM in developing sustainable entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures as well as how HRM practices and procedures can be used to help navigate, or indeed drive, the changing landscape in smaller and entrepreneurial firms. It is a useful resource for many small firms, entrepreneurship and economic development researchers, and also for policy-makers and post-graduate students interested in these areas. It provides a starting point to consider a variety of issues with regard to HRM and, in this regard it is an interesting and useful Handbook.' a€“ Qihai Huang, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour a Research This invaluable reference tool has been designed in response to the growing recognition that too little is known about the intersection between entrepreneurship and human resource management. Paying particular attention to the 'people' side of venture emergence and development, it offers unique insights into the role that human resource management (HRM) plays in small and entrepreneurial firms. A group of international scholars contribute theoretical and empirical chapters on specific HRM issues in the context of entrepreneurial and smaller firms. The Handbook offers a new understanding of the role of HRM in developing sustainable entrepreneurship and describes how HRM practices and procedures can be used to help navigate and, indeed, drive the changing landscape in these firms. Exploring the functional aspects and nature of managing HRM in new, small, growing, emerging and entrepreneurial firms, this fascinating Handbook will not only be warmly welcomed by HRM students, researchers and academics, but also by HR practitioners and managers.... a#39;a key exemplar of analytical advance [where] research has made empirical and analytical progressa#39; (Ram and Edwards, 2003: p. ... Additionally owner- managers have limited awareness or regard for formal policy and practice, which in turn leads to a devaluing of HRM and a consequent reluctance to delegate labour management to professionals (Marlow, 2002; Marlow et al, 2004; Mazzarol, 2003;anbsp;...


Title:International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM
Author: Rowena Barrett, Susan Mayson
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2008-01-01
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