Human Resource Management Activities and Practices in Micro Enterprises in the Texas Panhandle
Summers, David F., Pearson, Terry, Mills, LaVelle, Summers, Cynthia, Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship
This paper presents the results of a survey of human resource (HR) activity in 78 micro enterprises (firms with 10 or fewer employees). The findings indicate that micro enterprises practice a wide variety of HR activities in-house with little outsourcing. Limited organizational support is provided in terms of HR personnel and formal HR practices. HR practitioners in this study have had significant experience, but limited formal HR education. Respondents have average perceptions of their ability to perform HR functions, and prefer short seminars and webbased instruction to gain additional HR expertise.
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Publication information: Article title: Human Resource Management Activities and Practices in Micro Enterprises in the Texas Panhandle. Contributors: Summers, David F. - Author, Pearson, Terry - Author, Mills, LaVelle - Author, Summers, Cynthia - Author. Journal title: Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship. Volume: 17. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2005. Page number: 59+. © Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Oct 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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