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Gig Economy, 4IR and Artificial Intelligence: Rethinking Strategic HRM

Human & Technological Resource Management (HTRM): New Insights into Revolution 4.0

ISBN: 978-1-83867-224-9, eISBN: 978-1-83867-223-2

Publication date: 16 November 2020

Abstract

This chapter begins by exploring the critical tenets of strategic human resource management (SHRM) and then discusses what the study and practice of SHRM needs to do in a new era of sharing economy and artificial intelligence (AI) for delivering successful business and individual employee performance in a new world of technological disruptions in work and employment. Using examples from popular platforms such as Airbnb, Uber, Ola, Zomato and Swiggy in India, to name a few, this chapter illustrates the changing ways of how non-standard employees are managed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) through the use of technology platforms and apps, including the specific use of AI, in implementing a number of these changes. We highlight the need for new skills and knowledge by HR professionals to successfully engage in the new and brave world of AI-based technological disruption that we are all facing.

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Malik, A., Budhwar, P. and Srikanth, N.R. (2020), "Gig Economy, 4IR and Artificial Intelligence: Rethinking Strategic HRM", Kumar, P., Agrawal, A. and Budhwar, P. (Ed.) Human & Technological Resource Management (HTRM): New Insights into Revolution 4.0, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 75-88. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83867-223-220201005

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