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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1976

P. Trussell and R. Dobbins

Human resource accounting is concerned with the identification and measurement of data relating to the organisation's human resources and the communication of such…

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Human resource accounting is concerned with the identification and measurement of data relating to the organisation's human resources and the communication of such relevant information to interested parties. Our objectives in this article are firstly to familiarise both financial and non‐financial managers with the techniques of accounting for human resources, and secondly to summarise the advantages and disadvantages of this additional financial reporting activity. The wide range of human resource valuations yielded by different accounting procedures is demonstrated in a research application of human resource valuation to the staff of Liverpool F.C. Ltd.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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Publication date: 1 May 1993

Christopher Orpen

Suggests that many managers are unaware of what is involved inhuman resource planning. Presents a working framework for human resourcestrategy that can easily be followed…

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Suggests that many managers are unaware of what is involved in human resource planning. Presents a working framework for human resource strategy that can easily be followed: analysing the environment, developing company objectives, analysing human resources, forecasting human resource needs, developing human resource objectives, developing human resource strategies, and analysing the effect of human resource strategies. Concludes that companies cannot be successful if planning neglects the people that work for them.

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Work Study, vol. 42 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Article
Publication date: 24 October 2008

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos and Miltiadis D. Lytras

The paper seeks to analyze in depth the organizational requirements for the exploitation of human resource management towards increased organizational performance, and to

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Purpose

The paper seeks to analyze in depth the organizational requirements for the exploitation of human resource management towards increased organizational performance, and to provide a conceptual framework for the analysis of human resource management in learning organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes the form of an extensive literature review on human resource management (HRM), organizational learning and human capital.

Findings

The major contribution is the Requirements Framework for the Adoption of Technology Enhanced Learning and Semantic Web Technologies, which can guide strategies of effective competencies management in modern organizations. This framework initiates an interesting discussion of technological issues that go beyond the scope of this paper.

Research limitations/implications

The Requirements Framework provides the basis for an extensive specification of knowledge management strategies. A follow‐up publication will present the practical implications of the “theoretical” abstraction of framework and empirical evidence.

Practical implications

The paper is a very useful source of information and impartial advice for strategists, HRM managers, knowledge management officers and people interesting in exploiting human resource management systems in a knowledge‐intensive organization.

Originality/value

This paper fulfills an identified need to outline methods and technologies for integrated knowledge and learning and competencies management support in organizations.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 12 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Article
Publication date: 11 September 2017

Vincent Obedgiu

The purpose of the paper is to trace the historical perspectives in the development and evolution of human resource management as a field of study and profession.

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Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to trace the historical perspectives in the development and evolution of human resource management as a field of study and profession.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper adopts a desk research to conduct a general review of literatures that are fundamental in tracing the historical routes, evolution, and professional development in the field of human resource management.

Findings

The literature reviewed reveals that human resource management is a product of the human relations movement of the early twentieth century, when researchers began documenting ways of creating business value through the strategic management of the workforce. The function was initially dominated by transactional work such as payroll and benefits administration, but due to globalization, company consolidation, technological advancement, and further research, human resource now focuses on strategic initiatives like mergers and acquisitions, talent management, succession planning, industrial and labor relations, and diversity and inclusion. In start-up companies, human resource’s duties are performed either by a handful of trained professionals or even by non-human resource personnel. In larger companies, an entire functional group is typically dedicated to the discipline, with staff specializing in various human resource tasks and functional leadership engaging in strategic decision making across the business. To train practitioners for the profession, institutions of higher education, professional associations, and companies themselves have created programs of study dedicated explicitly to the duties of the function. Academic and practitioner organizations likewise seek to engage and further the field of human resource, as evidenced by several field-specific publications.

Originality/value

The study contributes to the body of knowledge in human resource management and practices, professional development, history of human resource management and the future of human resource functions. Further attempt is made in the study to present historical perspective of the evolution of the field to prepare professional managers in managing the human resource function and disseminate the human resource development philosophy and values to improve human resource practice and recognition within the management agenda.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 36 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Article
Publication date: 1 November 1996

G.S. Batra

The human resource valuation system cannot be considered to be a complete system of accounting unless it is followed by an equally competent system of auditing…

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The human resource valuation system cannot be considered to be a complete system of accounting unless it is followed by an equally competent system of auditing. Application or use of human resource accounting, therefore, must also be followed by a separate HR audit to ascertain whether or not the performance of the managers has been true and fair in the overall interests of the organization they serve. The application and usefulness of human resource valuation depends on the future efforts and experiments to be made by practising managers, accountants and academicians. It also needs support from the professional bodies and government. In the absence of human resource valuation, the management may not realize the negative effects of certain programmes aimed at improving profits in the short run. Such programmes may result in decreased value of human assets due to a fall in productivity levels, high labour turnover and low morale. Audit of human resources could help in finding out the efficiency of every segment. Human resource audit could enable the appraisal of the performance of various managers. The basic function and management of human resources is also greatly facilitated. Hence human resource valuation and audit activity could be helpful in improving the efficiency of human resources in the changing business scenario.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 11 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-6902

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 2005

Walter Sumetzberger

To develop more sensitivity for different patterns of human resource management in multinational companies.

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Purpose

To develop more sensitivity for different patterns of human resource management in multinational companies.

Design/methodology/approach

Systemic approach; the concepts and models are based on the evaluation of consulting projects in the field of human resource management.

Findings

A concept of four typical varieties of human resource management, a model and important aspects for designing the cooperation processes between human resource departments and company management in multinational companies.

Originality/value

This paper provides a complex mindset about human resource management in a multinational context, which is a prerequisite for designing constructive cooperation processes between human resource departments and company management and for increasing the effectiveness of human resource activities.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 29 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Article
Publication date: 9 September 2022

Rana Taha and Noor Taha

The purpose of this study is to examine the role of human resources management (HRM) on economic sustainability in Jordanian banks. To achieve this goal, data were…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the role of human resources management (HRM) on economic sustainability in Jordanian banks. To achieve this goal, data were collected from 23 Jordanian banks listed at the ASE from 2014 to 2019.

Design/methodology/approach

A regression model was employed using four independent variables that represent the HRM (i.e. managing the environment of human resources, human resources acquisition and preparation, human resources assessment and development and human resources compensation) and using economic sustainability as the dependent variable. The study also controlled for banks’ age, size, leverage and return on equity.

Findings

Results show that all independent variables are positively correlated with economic sustainability. The results imply that HRM is an important tool to enhance economic sustainability within the banking sector.

Originality/value

This study provides practical implications for banks’ managers, future researchers and policymakers. This is achieved by investigating the impact of the independent variables, including managing the human resources environment, the acquisition and preparation of human resources, the assessment and development of human resources and the compensation of human resources on the economic, social and environmental sustainability in Jordanian banks.

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Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2635-1374

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Publication date: 18 November 2020

Mandy Mok Kim Man

Human resource is the asset for a nation’s development and growth. The skilful human resource will enhance the nation’s productivity and directly contribute to the economy…

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Human resource is the asset for a nation’s development and growth. The skilful human resource will enhance the nation’s productivity and directly contribute to the economy growth. At the country level, a nation’s human resource development (HRD) policy and human resource trainings schemes will catalyst for the growth of the workforce’s productivity, especially in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 which requires advanced technological knowledge and specialists in particular fields such as digitalisation, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. This chapter discusses the HRD in developed, developing and less-developed countries and raise awareness and attention of organisations as well as nations to develop and train up human resource for the future growth of the countries.

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Publication date: 23 February 2022

Sanaz Hadji, Peyman Gholizadeh and Neda Naghavi

With drastic changes in the external environment, many organizations today cannot continue their activities and create sustainability in achieving long-term goals without…

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Purpose

With drastic changes in the external environment, many organizations today cannot continue their activities and create sustainability in achieving long-term goals without having carefully designed and coordinated systems with each other. The human resource performance management system is considered as one of the most important process pillars of any organization that without any specific strategic mechanism, such as inclusive learning, faces challenges and harmful conflicts. The purpose of this study is to diagnose human resource performance management based on the lack of ambidextrous learning themes in the banking system.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, theoretical screening based on similar research was used to identify the components (diagnosing of human resource performance management) and research propositions (ambidextrous learning themes). Then, Delphi analysis was used to determine the reliability of research components and propositions by the participation of 13 management specialists and experts. In the quantitative part, the components and propositions identified in the form of matrix questionnaires were evaluated by interpretive analysis by 18 managers of banking system.

Findings

The results showed that the proposition of lack of strategic tendencies in learning is considered as the most effective theme of ambidextrous learning in reinforcing the damage of strategic incompatibility in the performance functions of human resource management (HRM).

Originality/value

This result shows that the lack of strategic orientations due to the ineffectiveness in identifying environmental capacities in the banking system in the field of HRM performance is a new challenge.

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International Journal of Ethics and Systems, vol. 38 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9369

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Article
Publication date: 8 June 2021

Min Tian, Baofeng Huo, Youngwon Park and Mingu Kang

The purpose of this study is to empirically explore the effects and interaction effect of human resources and digital manufacturing technologies (DMTs) on supply chain…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to empirically explore the effects and interaction effect of human resources and digital manufacturing technologies (DMTs) on supply chain integration (SCI) and how their roles are influenced by competition.

Design/methodology/approach

Drawing on the technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework, this study builds and tests a holistic model based on the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS) project database.

Findings

The results show that human resources and DMTs have significant positive effects on three dimensions of SCI. Competition positively moderates the effects of human resources on customer integrations, negatively moderates the effects of human resource on internal integration, but does not moderate the effects of human resources on supplier integration. Besides, the moderating effect of competition has not been found in the relationships between DMTs and three SCI dimensions.

Originality/value

By investigating the effects of human resources and DMTs on SCI practices in the context of competition, this study contributes to the literature on SCI, DMTs and the TOE framework as well as offers practical insights that help manufacturing firms to promote SCI more effectively and efficiently.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 121 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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