The human side of small and medium enterprises

Wiesner, Retha and McDonald, Jim (2001) The human side of small and medium enterprises. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 7 (2). pp. 58-69. ISSN 1833-3672

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The limited research conducted on Human Resource Management (HRM) in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) suggests that acquiring, developing, compensating and retaining employees is a major problem. A Queensland-wide study of Human Resource Management Practices in SMEs (with a sample of 431) found a surprisingly high take-up of human resource management practices. The present paper discusses this study, presents the results obtained and reflects on its implications for human resource management in SMEs.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 03:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: small and medium enterprises; employees; management practices
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910202 Human Capital Issues
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1017/S1833367200005228

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