Organizations associated with projects present a whole series of challenges for HR systems and the managers that design and implement them. Projects are temporary, often involve employees working across disciplines and reporting lines, include their own communication networks, require different approaches to reward and motivation and tend to run counter to many of the systems designed for business-as-usual operation. Martina Huemann's Project-Oriented Human Resource Management offers HR specialists a practical guide to projects, project management and the specific features of the project organization. She offers a rigorous model for an HRM system designed to serve a project-oriented organization. In an environment in which temporary project organizations are becoming the norm, Dr. Huemann's book provides a wonderful bridge between the worlds of projects and HR. A must-have guide for any HR professionals who want to seize the opportunities for the HR function to adapt and develop.
Prof. Dr. Martina Huemann is internationally recognized for being one of the pioneers in Human Resource Management in project-oriented organisations. As a Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, she heads the Project Management Group in the Department Strategy and Innovation and is the Academic Director of the Professional MBA Program: Project Management. She has published widely in the fields of Project Management and Human Resource Management. Her research addresses Human Resource Management in the project-oriented company, competencies and capabilities in project-oriented companies, sustainable development in project management, as well as stakeholder management. Martina has strong links in the research and practice communities, and a broad international network. She is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Project Management. As an academic advisor of NETLIPSE, she contributes her knowledge to an international network on managing large infrastructure projects in Europe. Between 2006 and 2013 she served on the Research Management Board of the International Project Management Association and is currently a member of the Academic Member Advisory Group at the Project Management Institute. In Austria she is a board member of Projekt Management Austria. Outside of academia, Martina Huemann has more than 15 years of consulting and developing experience. She is co-founder and manager of enable2change - a network of independent experts who enable organizations and people to turn strategy into action. In research as well as in consulting and developing, she believes in a co-creation process with all relevant stakeholders. Her strengths lie in bridging issues, fields, people and organisations.