Theoretical Approaches to e-HRM Implementations


Bondarouk, Tanya (2011) Theoretical Approaches to e-HRM Implementations. In: Tanya Bondarouk & Huub Ruel & Jan Kees Looise (Eds.), Electronic HRM in Theory and Practice. Advanced Series in Management, 8 . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9780857249739

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Abstract:There has been much research and many follow-up recommendations on how to introduce a new electronic human resource management (e-HRM) system to employees in order to avoid or minimize troubles during its implementation. However, implementation projects are known to be time consuming, indirect, and sometimes impulsive developments, leading to a mismatch between the initial ideas behind information technologies and the use in practice, the employees' perceptions and their experience. Paraphrasing Block, I put forward the following question: If I define successful e-HRM as one that is developed on-time and within budget, is reliable and easily maintained, and meets the specified requirements of HR professionals, line managers, and employees — how many organizations would acknowledge having successful e-HRM? (Block, R. (1983). The politics of project. New York: Yourdon Press). This chapter explores lessons from information technology (IT) studies that e-HRM researchers can learn and apply to better understand complex e-HRM implementation projects.
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