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Majowska Magdalena (University of Economics in Katowice, Poland)
In Search of Human Resources Management Policies and Practices in Network Organizations
Business and Non-profit Organizations Facing Increased Competition and Growing Customers' Demands, 2011, vol. 10, s. 207-220, tab., bibliogr. 28 poz.
Organizacje sieciowe, Zarządzanie zasobami ludzkimi, Zarządzanie wiedzą
Network organisations, Human Resources Management (HRM), Knowledge management
The purpose of this study is to determine configuration of policies and practices of HRM that are unique for specific types of network organizations. This paper is aimed at developing bases to support HRM complying with the requirements of interorganizational cooperation nature. In this respect, it was helpful to search for an answer to the question: What should be the guidelines orienting the HRM actions in network organizations? The discussion concerning guidelines in the area of HRM within network was held basing on the assumption that the choices made by an organization, including identified HRM contradictions, will depend on both the nature of relation and the method of arrangement. The result of the aforesaid discussion is a list of guidelines on developing the most favorable HRM policies and practices considering the two above-mentioned dimensions that constitute the essential characteristics of separate types of network organizations. The list comprised in this paper is by definition neither comprehensive nor exhaustive, it represents only a set of key strategic guidelines serving the purpose of developing specific solutions in the area of HRM within a determined type of network organization. (original abstract)
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