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Effective Human Resources Management in Small and Medium Enterprises

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Effective Human Resource Management (HRM) methods are essential in tackling today’s employment challenges and changes. As Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) continue to flourish, identifying HRM strategies and practices are necessary for these organizations to obtain a competitive management model. Effective Human Resources Management in Small and Medium Enterprises: Global Perspectives addresses the issues of HRM in SMEs by providing a channel of communication to disseminate knowledge; including management philosophies, culture, and management practices. With innovate theories and the latest research, this book is useful for academics, researchers, managers, engineers, and other professionals interested in matters of HRM, specific to SMEs in both private and public sectors.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: The Antecedents and Consequences of Strategic HRM in Malaysian and Philippine SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    4. HYPOTHESES
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND IMPLICATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. APPENDIX
  8. Chapter 2: Human Capital in Malaysian SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: THE MALAYSIAN CONTEXT
    4. HUMAN CAPITAL IN SMES: OVERVIEW AND PROSPECTS
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. DEMOGRAPHICS AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
    7. HR PRACTICE AND HR EFFECTIVENESS
    8. HUMAN CAPITAL VALUE AND UNIQUENESS
    9. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 3: Effective Human Resources Management Practices in Small and Medium Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MEXICO
    4. INDONESIA
    5. SOUTH KOREA
    6. TURKEY
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. SCHOLARLY AND PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
    9. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: The Synergistic Potential of Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. STRATEGIC CONFIGURATION AND HRM INCLUSION
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 5: Managing Human Resources in Family Businesses
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN CAPITAL IN FAMILY BUSINESS
    4. 3. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN FAMILY BUSINESSES
    5. 4. HIGH PERFORMANCE WORK PRACTICES (HPWP) IN FAMILY BUSINESSES
    6. 5. CONCLUSIONS, PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  12. Chapter 6: HRM Practices and Problems in Family-Owned SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: Intergenerational Transition in a Small Family Business
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSITION IN FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCH
    4. THE FIELD STUDY
    5. FINDINGS
    6. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 8: The Role of Human Resources Practices in Conflict Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN SMALL-MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
    4. CONFLICT DEFINED
    5. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT THROUGH HRM FUNCTIONS
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Occupational Health and Safety in SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: The Impact of the Entrepreneur’s Educational Level on the Employment Creation by New Small and Medium Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DATA DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 11: Placing SMEs at the Forefront of SHRM Literature
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DATA COLLECTION AND IMPLICATIONS
    4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    6. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: How SMEs in the Car Maintenance Services Industry Recruit Employees from the Dense Forest of Hopeless Unemployed Youths
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. SMEs RECRUITMENT PROCESS
    5. RECRUITMENT METHODS
    6. SMEs AND SELECTIONS OF THE EMPLOYEES
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH
    8. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 13: The Rise, Decline, and Regeneration of Industrial Districts
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
  20. Chapter 14: Self-Managing Teams in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. JUSTIFICATION OF THE NEED TO FORMING SME´S TEAM
    4. OBJECTIVES
    5. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN SMEs
    6. WORK TEAMS IN SMEs
    7. SELF-MANAGING TEAMS (SMT)
    8. NEGATIVES ASPECT OF SELF-MANAGING TEAMS IN SME
    9. ADAPTATION OF CORPORATE CULTURE TOWARDS SELF-MANAGED TEAMS
    10. CHARACTERISTICS OF SELF-MANAGING TEAMS
    11. SELF-MANAGING TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS IN SME
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  21. Chapter 15: Decision Making in SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCEPT OF ETHICAL ENTREPRENERUSHIP
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 16: Innovation Strategies in SME
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OVERVIEW OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMES)
    4. INNOVATION STRATEGY AND COMPETITIVENESS OF SMES IN THE GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
    5. WHAT INNOVATION STRATEGIES SHOULD SMES PURSUE?
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 17: Hierarchies and Holdings
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HIERARCHY AND NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
    4. ATTRACTION, ATTRITION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACT
    5. HOLDING COMPANIES
    6. INSTITUTIONAL, ORGANISATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL LOGICS
    7. LEVELS, ENGAGEMENT AND THE ROLE OF HRM
    8. THE CASE STUDY
    9. EXAMPLES OF INDIVIDUAL DISCOURSE IN RELATION TO THE MAIN CRITERIA OF FIGURE 3
  24. Chapter 18: HRM Evolution in SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HRM IN SMEs
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
  25. Chapter 19: Internationalization Services for Small and Medium Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE ITALIAN AGENCIES
    5. THE CHINESE AGENCIES
    6. COMPARISON BETWEEN ITALIAN AND CHINESE ECONOMIES
    7. COMPARISON ITALIAN VS. CHINESE AGENCIES
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  26. Chapter 20: Entrepreneurship Readiness in Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. LIMITATIONS
    7. IMPLICATIONS
  27. Compilation of References
  28. About the Contributors
  29. Introduction
    1. OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK
    2. CONTRIBUTIONS