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Human Resource Management in The Netherlands

Arndt Sorge (University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Employee Relations

ISSN: 0142-5455

Article publication date: 1 April 1992



Outlines briefly the history and progression of business systems in The Netherlands. Describes how human resources are produced and cultivated, in particular through the Dutch education system, and assesses its effectiveness. Looks at the integration of human resources in the work organization, pinpointing particular experiments which have been carried out. Outlines various shifts in emphasis from the post Second World War period in Dutch industry and human resource concepts. Concludes that the changes in industrial work organization and human resource management are in line with traditional Dutch ideals and are becoming increasingly effective.



Sorge, A. (1992), "Human Resource Management in The Netherlands", Employee Relations, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 71-84.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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