E-HR Adoption and the Role of HRM: Evidence from Greece
Personnel Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 277-294, 2007
30 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2007 Last revised: 7 Jun 2014
Purpose - This paper attempts to investigate the transformation in the role of the HR function in Greek firms, as a result of the use of internet and technology. Design/methodology/approach - The paper is based on both quantitative and qualitative methodology. A survey and focus groups took place in order to meet research objectives.
Findings - This paper examines and discusses the development of e-HR use in Greece and the reasons for adoption of e-HR practices focusing on strategy, process and HRM issues. Findings show that e-HR facilitates the transformation of HRM role into a more strategic one. Driving forces and critical success factors of e-HR adoption and implementation are identified and discussed.
Research limitations/implications - Limits its usefulness to countries that experience a stage of HRM professionalisation and technological development similar to that of Greece.
Practical implications - Identifies critical success factors in e-HR adoption as well as main problems associated with it.
Originality/value - Qualitative results provided by the focus groups give an illustrative picture of the companies presented.
Keywords: HRM, Internet, Greece
JEL Classification: M12, M54
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