Human Resource Management Challenges and Changes


Carolina Machado
Department of Management, School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

J. Paulo Davim, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Campus Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal

Series: Business, Management and Technology
BISAC: BUS030000

The world where we live is changing faster than ever before. Different challenges and changes are putting pressure on organizations to become more flexible and dynamic. The process of change is not easy, at the same time all those involved (managers, engineers, researchers and academics) are facing considerable demands to be successful. Conscious of this reality, and drawing on the latest developments, ideas, research and best practices, this book intends to examine the implications of the latest challenges and changes taking place in the environment and, consequently, in the organizational arena.

Furthermore, the authors in this book discuss how these challenges and changes affect the management and motivation of human resources belonging to these organizations. Designed to increase the knowledge and effectiveness of all those involved in human resource management, whether in the profit or non-profit sectors, or in the public or private sectors, this book can be used for academics, researchers, human resources managers, managers, engineers, and other professionals in related areas.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Work Organization, Human Resource Management and the Economic Crisis (pp. 1-18)
Alexandros Psychogios, Leslie T. Szamosi and Chris Brewster (Hull University Business School, University of Hull; International Faculty of the University of Sheffield (CITY College), and Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK)

Chapter 2 – How Employees Perceive HRM Practices: Differences between Public and Private Organizations (pp. 19-36)
Ana Veloso, Shay Tzafrir and Guy Enosh (School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal and others)

Chapter 3 – Human Resource Management: Evaluation of Individual andStrategic Performance (pp. 37-66)
Armando Cuesta Santos (School of Industrial Engineering Havana Technological University, Cuba)

Chapter 4 – Working Schedules and Human Resource Management: The Case of Shift Work (pp. 67-94)
Isabel S. Silva and Joana Prata (School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal)

Chapter 5 – HRM in Transition in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe – Including Hungary: Past and Present (pp. 95-112)
József Poór and Zsuzsa Karoliny (J. Selye University, Szent István University, Hungary, and University of Pécs, Hungary)

Chapter 6 – Role of HR in Preserving and Nurturing the Culture of Innovation: Contemporary Thoughts in Theory and Practice (pp. 113-128)
A. Suryanarayana (Department of Business Management, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India)

Chapter 7 – On Behalf of the Principle of Equality, SEEK-IF, Factors Influencing the Unmeasured Result in SIADAP: The Particular Case of a Finance Service (pp. 129-156)
Ana Paula Morais Pinto da Cunha (Doctoral Student, at University Portucalense, in Fiscal Law, and Member of the Portucalense Juridical Institute of University Portucalense)

Chapter 8 – e-HRM: A Reality or Just Virtual? A Glance about Its Relevance and Implications (pp. 157-170)
Carolina Feliciana Machado and Paulo André Matos Guedes (University of Minho, School of Economics and Management – Portugal)


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