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TitleHuman resource management in small and medium enterprises in Portugal: rhetoric or reality?
Author(s)Melo, Pedro Manuel Ribeiro Novo
Machado, Carolina Feliciana Sá Cunha
KeywordsSmall and medium enterprises
SMEs
Human resources management
HRM
Small companies
Recruitment
Selection
Training
Development
Performance appraisal
Rewards
Incentives
Entrepreneurship
Portugal
Issue date2013
PublisherInderscience
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
CitationMelo, P. & Machado, C.F. (2013). Human resource management in small and medium enterprises in Portugal: rhetoric or reality?. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 20 (1), 117-134.
Abstract(s)This piece of work aims to understand the role of human resource management (HRM) at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Portugal, as well as to contribute to a better knowledge of this area, still briefly studied. More particularly, it aims to understand the level of implementation of human resource practices in SMEs. This research in centred on the Portuguese best 1,000 SMEs. In what concerns the method, we implemented a questionnaire addressed to the enterprises managers and utterly analysed with the statistical package for social sciences. Although we can not generalise it to the national background, this study allows us to conclude that HRM is not yet a reality in SMEs. Moreover, human resources are not seen as a strategic factor for the organisation. SMEs only apply some human resources parcelled and reactive practices, without any strategic integration. However, we can affirm, even that informally, that there exist HRM in SMEs.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/44262
DOI10.1504/IJESB.2013.055696
ISSN1476-1297
e-ISSN1741-8054
Publisher versionhttp://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJESB.2013.055696
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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