In the previous chapter we reviewed our findings about new and different HRM practices applied in the project-oriented organization. We found that project-oriented organizations need to apply HRM practices not previously recognized as specific to the project; and adapt the practices traditionally applied in the line organization to meet the needs of their projects. In this chapter we review our findings on where responsibility for the application of the practices lies. We find that in accordance with global trends, responsibility for the implementation of HRM practice is being delegated to the manager at the work interface, with the HRM department retaining responsibility for:

  • Setting policy, guidelines, and rules
  • Defining ...

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