Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organization
Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organization

Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organization


160 Pages, 6 x 7.5

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Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9781628256284


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Human Resource Management (HRM) in project-oriented organizations is a relatively unexplored topic though it is essential to the success of the organization and its competitive advantage. Project-oriented organizations operate differently from classic business organizations in that they adopt temporary organizations in the form of projects and programs, therefore the HRM approach they adopt should support this unique structure. Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organization takes a look at the multiple facets of HRM and how HRM should be applied in project-oriented organizations.It is important for both human resource managers and project managers to adopt specific HRM practices and processes when working in project-oriented organizations due to the effect these procedures have on employee perception of the work environment and the employment relationship. Through four in-depth case studies over a spread of organizations, Human Resource Management in the Project Oriented-Organization investigates the distinctive characteristics of project-oriented organizations that lead to the need for specific HRM practices and considers the implications for organizations, projects and individuals.Table of ContentsI.IntroductionII.People in The Project-Oriented OrganizationIII.Literature SearchIV.Research MethodologyV.HRM PracticesVI.HRM RolesVII.Employee Well-BeingVIII.Conclusions and Recommendations

Author Biography

Martina Huemann is Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business where she heads the Project Management Group in the Department Strategy and Innovation and is the Academic Director of the Professional MBA Program: Project Management. She has published widely in the fields of Human Resource Management and Project Management. For her Research on Human Resource management in Project-oriented Organisations, she received the IPMA Research Award 2015.Martina Huemann has 20 years of experience in research, teaching and consulting. Human Resource Management in Project Based and Temporary Organizations I research experiences of employees with HRM, leadership, careers and performance management. Interesting contexts include project based and temporary organizations, self-managed- SCRUM- and Agile- teams. I research people managers in these settings: their role, the support they receive from HRM, the challenges they face. I research paradoxes and tensions in this context, how people work through them dynamically over time. Rodney Turner is Professor of Project Management at the SKEMA Business School, in Lille, France, where he is director of the PhD in Strategy, Programme and Project Management. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, the Kemmy Business School, Limerick, and Drexel University, Philadelphia, and Visiting Professor at Henley Business School.