Human Resource Management and Technical Change

Human Resource Management and Technical Change

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What role do human resource managers play in the processes of technical change in organizations? What opportunities or constraints are presented by different dimensions of technical change? How does technical change affect such issues as job design, supervision, total quality management, team-working, increased flexibility, skills training and employee involvement? In addressing these central themes and debates, this book provides a systematic analysis of the relations between technical change and human resource management (HRM). The contributors draw on research and case studies to clearly demonstrate that effective technical change in organizations is integrally related to effective HRM - as much by general and line managers as by specialist personnel managers.In each of the surveys in the series core questions were asked about such matters as trade union representation, membership and ... We now have the answers for each of the first three surveys (Millward et al, 1992). ... The questions on new technology in the 1984 survey were the subject of separate analysis and resulted in a companion volume ... Secondly, we found the section on technical change particularly valuable as an anchor for our data on consultation and participation.

Title:Human Resource Management and Technical Change
Author:Professor Jon Clark
Publisher:SAGE - 1993-06-10


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