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

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Leda Panayotopoulou

Athens University of Economics and Business

Maria Vakola

Athens University of Economics and Business

Eleanna Galanaki

Athens University of Economics and Business

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Panayotopoulou, Leda and Vakola, Maria and Galanaki, Eleanna, E-HR Adoption and the Role of HRM: Evidence from Greece. Personnel Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 277-294, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=975442

Leda Panayotopoulou

Athens University of Economics and Business ( email )

76 Patission Street
Athens, 104 34
Greece

Maria Vakola

Athens University of Economics and Business ( email )

76 Patission Street
Athens, 104 34
Greece

Eleanna Galanaki (Contact Author)

Athens University of Economics and Business ( email )

Athens
Greece
+30 210 8203473 (Phone)

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