The new edition of this SAGE Handbook builds on the success of the first by providing a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of human resource management. Bringing together contributions from leading international scholars - and with brand new chapters on key emerging topics such as firm ownership, talent management, engagement and big data - the Handbook focuses on familiarising the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management, while contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, as well as comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests. The second edition of this Handbook remains an indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field. PART 01: Context of Human Resource Management; PART 02: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management; and PART 03: Contemporary Issues.

HRM in Small Firms: Balancing Informality and Formality
HRM in small firms: balancing informality and formality
Paul Edwards Monder Ram

Understanding how HRM works in small firms is important for several reasons. The most evident is the role of the small firm in the economy. According to the OECD (2017), small and medium-sized firms (those with up to 249 employees) accounted for around 60 per cent of employment across the major industrialized nations in 2013. The proportion was particularly high in countries including Italy and Turkey, but relatively low in the USA (about 35 per cent) and Germany (45 per cent). Second, small firms are commonly seen as different from large ones, notably in the informality of ...

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