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Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organization by Anne Keegan, Martina Huemann, Rodney Turner

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CHAPTER 4

METHODOLOGY

This chapter is based on our:

  • Analysis of the needs of the project-oriented organization, and particularly the temporary nature of the work processes and the dynamic nature of the work environment;
  • Review of the project management, general management, and human resource management literatures; and
  • Prior work.

We propose that project-oriented organizations will require both additional and different HRM practices and processes than those suggested by the traditional HRM theory, based on the large, classically managed organization, as follows:

  • Additional processes specific to the project and programs they adopt to undertake their work. Projects and programs are temporary organizations, and so HRM practices and processes ...

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