A risk perspective on human resource management: A review and directions for future research

Becker, Karen & Smidt, Michelle (2016) A risk perspective on human resource management: A review and directions for future research. Human Resource Management Review, 26(2), pp. 149-165.

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Arguing the value of effective HRM practice has long been a focus in the HRM literature. However, there is also a case for identifying the risks presented by inappropriate or absent HRM practices. Although risk management has been established in the broader management literature for over two decades, human resource related risks have not featured as prominently as other types of risks. HRM as a discipline has a role to play in addressing this situation and raising awareness of human resource issues as risks for the organization. A review of papers published since the year 2000 in a broad range of high quality management journals, identifies that limited research has thus far taken a risk management perspective on human resources. Although the HRM and risk management disciplines stand to benefit from drawing the two areas together, this review concludes that further research and development of the phenomenon of human resource risk management is needed.

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ID Code: 92282
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Risk Management, Human Resource Risk, Workforce Risk, Employee Risk, HRM Risk
DOI: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2015.12.001
ISSN: 1053-4822
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 26 Jan 2016 22:57
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2016 04:38

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