International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM

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Rowena Barrett, Susan Mayson
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 490 pages
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'This highly original book focuses on human resource management issues in the context of entrepreneurial and small firms, including original theoretical and empirical chapters. . . the book offers a unique insight into understanding the role of HRM in
 

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Contents

at the intersection of entrepreneurship and human resource management
1
PART I THEORY AND RESEARCH METHODS
19
2 The nascent entrepreneur business development and the role of human resources
21
a regional organizational team and individual phenomenon
47
4 Interpretivist approaches to entrepreneurship
71
PART II THE NATURE OF HRM IN SMALLER AND ENTREPRENEURIAL FIRMS
87
5 Human resource management as an entrepreneurial tool?
89
6 The formality and informality of HRM practices in small firms
111
14 Human resource management in small and mediumsized enterprises in Jiangsu China
285
PART III FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF HRM
303
15 Small firms strategic stickiness and the impact of state interventions
305
16 Becoming an employer
326
17 Organizational attractiveness of small businesses
345
18 The effect of small firms recruitment practice portfolio composition on recruitment success
361
19 Would using the psychological contract increase entrepreneurial business development potential?
382
20 Daily learning job design and problemsolving in SMEs
398

evidence from UK and US small firms
137
8 Human resource strategies of highgrowth entrepreneurial firms
165
9 The relationship between small firm growth and HRM practices
186
10 Formalizing relationships? Time change and the psychological contract in team entrepreneurial companies
205
managing the employment relationship in mediumsized enterprises
224
12 Paternalism and people management in a lowtech manufacturing company
242
13 Barriers to growth in familyowned smaller businesses
260
21 Encouraging skills acquisition in SMEs
420
practices definitions and desires
434
23 The maturation of entrepreneurial careers
446
evidence from managers and professionals in small and mediumsized enterprises
464
Index
481
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