Managing People in Small and Medium Enterprises in Turbulent Contexts explores a range of human resource management (HRM) issues specific to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Based on a series of research studies and secondary sources of data, the book’s primary aim is to contextualise HRM issues in SMEs operating in a variety of national economic contexts that are (or have recently experienced) a turbulent situation. SMEs are the backbone of these economies. It is therefore critical that we study HR practices and concepts within such enterprises. The book covers HR practices in SMEs, such as recruitment and selection, training and development, performance evaluation and employee relations, by focusing on three types of turbulent economies: emerging market economies in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and Latin America; transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe; and crisis contexts in Southern Europe.
Managing People in Small and Medium Enterprises in Turbulent Contexts is a useful resource for organisations, practitioners, academics and scholars in the fields of HRM, employee engagement, small and medium business management and other related disciplines.
Table of Contents
2 Human Resource Management Practices in SMEs
3 HRM in SMEs in Emerging Market Economies I – Asia and the Pacific
4 HRM in SMEs in Emerging Market Economies II – Africa
5 HRM in SMEs in Emerging Market Economies III – Latin America
6 Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe
7 Challenges for SMEs in European Economic Crisis Contexts
Alexandros Psychogios is a Professor of International HRM at Birmingham City University, UK.
Rea Prouska is an Associate Professor of HRM at London South Bank University, UK.