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Human Resource Strategies for the High Growth Entrepreneurial Firm : Research in Human Resource Management - Robert L. Heneman

Human Resource Strategies for the High Growth Entrepreneurial Firm

Research in Human Resource Management

Paperback Published: 23rd June 2006
ISBN: 9781930608146
Number Of Pages: 288

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This volume not only illustrates the research that is being done in the area of human resources in entrepreneurial firms but it raises many issues that exemplify the complexity of the topic. It is not a case of small versus large firms. There are small established firms, small start-up firms and small high growth firms. As pointed out by Alvarez and Molloy these firms differ with established firms dealing with risk while high growth firms deal with uncertainty. These firms vary in ownership based on family ownership, ownership by founder, or some type of privately held stock ownership. These firms also vary based on how they handle people issues: structure versus lack of structure; the traditional HR functional approach versus the use of people management practices; person-job fit versus person- organization fit; ability and work experience versus integrity and conscientiousness; work processes and bureaucracy versus agility and adaptability; tasks versus roles; in-house professionals versus reliance on third-party vendors; traditional pay versus variable pay; short-term orientation of incentives versus long-term orientation of incentives; and many more. We challenge you to pursue this stream of research and to help not only develop theory and conceptual models and pursue empirical research but to also disseminate your information in a way that will help practitioners and owners in all the small and high growth firms.

Series Prefacep. ix
Volume Prefacep. xi
Introduction
The Virtual Organization: Definition, Description, and Identificationp. 3
HR Strategy in Virtual Organizationsp. 33
Hrm Program Deliversy
HR Outsourcing and the Virtual Organizationp. 57
Virtual HR Departments: Getting Out of the Middlep. 81
The Role of the HR Professional in the Virtual Organizationp. 103
Hrm Programs
Job Analysis and Competency Assessment in Virtual Organizationsp. 127
From Traditional to Virtual: Staffing the Organization of the Future Todayp. 141
Training and Development in the Virtual Organizationsp. 179
Performance Management in the Virtual Organization/Workplacep. 217
Hybrid Reward Systems for Virtual Organizations: A Review and Recommendationsp. 245
Negotiations in Virtual Organizationsp. 263
Case Studies
HRM Strategies in Managing Virtual Organizations in China: A Case Analysis of Banking E-Commerce Projectsp. 297
Organization, Work, and Human Resources Process Design at Smith & Nephew Orthopedic Division: A Case Studyp. 321
Conclusions
HRM and the Virtual Workplace: Some Concluding Observations and Future Directionsp. 345
About the Contributorsp. 365
Indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9781930608146
ISBN-10: 1930608144
Series: Research in Human Resource Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 23rd June 2006
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.41