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An Emergent Theory of HRM: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration of Determinants of HRM among Irish Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

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dc.contributor.author Harney, Brian en
dc.contributor.author Dundon, Tony en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-27T09:41:12Z en
dc.date.available 2011-07-27T09:41:12Z en
dc.date.issued 2006-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Harney B. and Dundon, T. (2006), An Emergent Theory of HRM: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration of Determinants of HRM among Irish Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, Vol 15, pp.103-154 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780762313860 en
dc.identifier.issn 0742-6186 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2083 en
dc.description.abstract Utilizing data drawn from 18 in-depth case studies the authors explore in detail the factors shaping employment in a diverse range of Irish Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Existing theory in HRM is deemed inadequate in capturing the complexity of HRM in SMEs especially as it treats organizations as hermetically sealed entities. In an effort to animate the criticism directed at normative models of HRM the authors use a conceptual framework with an emergent, open systems theoretical proposition to examine the parameters, dynamics and determining factors of HRM at each of the case study companies. The results show that the notion of a normative HRM model was not coherent in terms of actual practices but rather reactive, and emergent HRM related processes were often imposed to meet legislative requirements or to reinforce owner-manager legitimacy and control. The authors conclude that an appreciation of the interaction between structural factors both inside and outside the immediate work milieu is crucial if the heterogeneity of HRM in SMEs is to be adequately accommodated and understood en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations en
dc.subject HRM and small firms en
dc.subject Theory of HRM en
dc.subject Open systems theory en
dc.subject Global and international en
dc.subject HR strategic en
dc.subject Management en
dc.title An Emergent Theory of HRM: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration of Determinants of HRM among Irish Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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