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Human Resources Management Evolving paradigms and research issues from an integrated stakeholder perspective

  • Jan Kees Looise
  • Jaap Paauwe
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According to the WetenschapsverkenningPersoneelsweteneshappen (Scien-tific Review of Personnel Science in the Netherlands) (1993), HRM research in the Netherlands has largely disintegrated, has an overwhelmingly mono-disciplinary character and is dominated by short-term and instrumental perspectives, When we started to compose this state-of-the-art paper (in 1996), we did not expect radical changes in the short term, and our findings confirm this. Our inventarisation also shows many of the aspects indicated by the Wetenschapsverkenning, On the other hand, we also discovered some new and more positive signals, One of these is a growing focus in Dutch HRM research on core issues within the HR field, The research thus becomes of more interest to practitioners, who, up to now, have experienced a large gap between their own needs and existing HR research- Last, but not least, interesting developments seem to be taking place in the form of mere multidisciplinary approaches and integrated theory development. In our opinion, these multi-disciplinary approaches and integrated theories can make an important contribution to a more balanced position of HRM in the Netherlands (and elsewhere), Compared to the position of HRM in the Anglo-Saxon countries, HRM in the Netherlands still has a strong institutional focus, although, in some respects, radical changes are taking place in the direction of HRM, Anglo-Saxon style.

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Trade Union Human Resource Management Industrial Relation Personnel Management Work Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Kees Looise
    • 1
  • Jaap Paauwe
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of HRMUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Human Resource System-Research UnitErasmus University of RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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